Workforce planning challenges
The UKCPA/JOMO study day has become the main event in the respiratory pharmacy calendar. Despite the challenges this year this speakers and sessions were excellent.
NHS attendee at the UKCPA/JOMO respiratory study day
|Satellite||Workforce planning challenges|
|Speakers||Professor Michael Scott (Director, Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre (MOIC) and Head of Pharmacy and Medicines Management, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland) and Ruari O'Connell (Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Student Health Service, University of Bristol)|
Part 1: Workforce planning- how do we futureproof to meet our population needs?
This presentation will look at the current challenges facing pharmacy in terms of having sufficient numbers of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and assistants to meet our patients' healthcare needs. It will also look at potential solutions to the relatively diverse range of problems being faced in this regard, including the promotion of pharmacy as a career, the use of technology and skill mix optimisation. The importance of clearly defined and universally accepted evidence-based roles/functions will also be discussed in the context of defining staff requirements. The need to maximise the existing workforce and ensure that the three main employing sectors, namely hospital, community and practice-based, work effectively together in an integrated manner will also be addressed.
Part 2: Becoming a Clinical Pharmacist: if I'd known then, what I know now (Ruari O'Connell)
This session will cover: