The Developing the Role of a Prescription Clerk module is aimed at practice managers, receptionists and administrative staff who wish to broaden their knowledge of Medicines Management within General Practice. Receptionists are often the first point of contact in general practice for patients when it comes to ordering their repeat medications or when they have a query concerning them. They can play a ‘hidden’ crucial role in the highly complex process of repeat prescribing and the collaboration between clinical and administrative staff is crucial to maintaining the quality and safety of prescribing.
Driving a High-Performance Culture. This PMA workshop looks at how leaders can create a high performing culture and fundamentally get the best from their teams. It focuses on building highly effective teams using theory from Lencioni (The Five Dysfunctions of a Team) and the Hackman High Performing Team assessment tool.
Receptionists are the first point of contact in general practice for patients when it comes to their contact with the surgery – this can be for appointment making, treatment queries, ordering their repeat medications or when they have other prescription related query. Receptionists and administrative staff play a hidden, but crucial role in managing patient expectations.
Prescribing is the most common intervention involving patients in the NHS and as such is the second highest area of spending in the NHS, after staffing. Statistics from NHS Digital show that in 2016 there were 1,104.1 million items dispensed, an increase of 1.9% or 20.5 million additional items compared with 2015. This was at a cost to the NHS of £9,204.9 million. With increasing numbers of prescriptions, it is imperative that prescribing is cost effective to provide the best value for money for NHS resources whilst also meeting the clinical needs of the patient.
Receptionists are often the first point of contact in general practice for patients when it comes to ordering their repeat medications or when they have a prescription related query. Often receptionists and administrative staff play a hidden but crucial role in the highly complex process of repeat prescribing. But, the collaboration between clinical and administrative staff is equally crucial to maintaining the quality and safety of prescribing.
A half-day workshop for those who would benefit from understanding the component parts of medical terminology. An understanding of medical terminology is essential for anyone working in the medical industry. Delegates will be able to apply the learning to everyday situations back in the practice.
Venepuncture (phlebotomy) is one of the most commonly used healthcare investigation procedures. This workshop is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge base for the care team who wish to expand their range of practice to include venepuncture. The information contained in this package has been developed in line with evidence based national policies and procedures. The workshop is aimed at: Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Allied Health Professionals and candidates undertaking a Health Care Apprenticeship.
Many people are expected to teach other staff and colleagues because of the knowledge and skills they have in a particular area. Unfortunately, if you don’t have the very different set of skills necessary to be a good trainer, it can be very difficult to pass on your own expertise. This course was developed, initially to support doctors, and more recently nurses, practice managers and other health care professionals in developing their skills and confidence as a teacher or trainer. As healthcare teams broaden their horizons there is a requirement for them to change their behaviours and develop skills which enable them to more effectively support and develop those around them. This workshop will help delegates to develop their skills and leadership behaviours and give them confidence when working with learners and less experienced staff.
SNOMED CT** - Systematised Nomenclature of Medicine - Clinical Terms – is the common clinical language that will replace Read Codes within the NHS. SNOMED CT is a comprehensive clinical terminology that makes healthcare information accessible and usable across the globe. SNOMED provides a “common language” comprised of concepts, terms and relationships that enable a consistent way of capturing, sharing and aggregating health data across clinical specialties and different sites of care.
The key objective of Active Signposting (AS) is to help patients access the right care at the earliest opportunity. It is a new system of ‘triage‘, carried out at the first point of contact with the GP Practice by non-clinical staff under direction of the clinical team. There are numerous drivers for this patient-centred approach and outcomes will include a more streamlined GP workload, improving efficiencies in terms of access to services and patient satisfaction. It will achieve this by releasing valuable GP time and resources. Staff will actively manage requests for GP appointments and safely redirect inappropriate GP consultations to the most appropriate care provider.