🎙️ Leyla Hannbeck on the future of the community pharmacy workforce

We were very pleased to catch up with Leyla Hannbeck. Leyla is a pharmacist and CEO of the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies.

We chatted about all things community pharmacy and in particular explored Leyla’s views on how to make working in community pharmacy a more attractive proposition for pharmacists.

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🎙️ Professor Larry Goodyer on community pharmacist prescribing competence, training, supervision and the future of community pharmacy clinical services

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Going into this series (with an open mind) we have made a few assumptions about the current ‘lie of the community pharmacy training land’ and it is largely that there is very little investment in community pharmacist development above and beyond mandatory training requirements. 

As part of this series, we will talk to a range of key players in pharmacy with an interest in community pharmacist education and training. My co-host for many of the series will be fellow pharmacist Derek Evans.

In this episode we were very fortunate to be joined by Professor Larry Goodyer. Larry Goodyer is Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy at De Montfort University UK.

We discussed a range of topics. the list below will give you a flavour of the conversation.

  • The current state of community pharmacy in the UK.
  • The community pharmacy workforce crisis.
  • Training activity currently happening in community pharmacy.
  • Whether or not community pharmacists are knowingly competent when using their independent prescribing qualifcation.
  • The regulation of independent prescribing.
  • Futures training models for community pharmacists.
  • The importance of supervision and multidisciplinary working.

About Professor Larry Goodyer

Larry Goodyer is Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy at De Montfort University UK. He worked as a clinical pharmacist through much of the 1980s and early 90s and until 2003 was Head of the Pharmacy Practice group at King’s College London.

His principal interest is within the field of travel medicine, in which he is keen to promote the role of pharmacists. He has lectured and taught widely on Travel Medicine to both Health professionals and the public and has been invited to address both national and international conferences on the subject, as well as appearances on television and radio broadcasts.Related research interests include methods for bite avoidance and medical supplies for overseas travel.

More broadly in his capacity as a Professor of Pharmacy Practice he has been involved in research and teaching on a wide range of issues related to the profession of Pharmacy. These include new roles for pharmacists such as prescribing and medicines management.

About Derek Evens

Derek Evans FRPharmS, FRGS, FFTM RCPS (Glasg), FISTM, Independent Prescriber. Independent Travel Medicine Specialist and Consultant. Adjunct Clinical Professor in Pharmacy Practice. Doctor of World Sciences (h.c. CCU/USA).


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🎙️ The future of community pharmacy vaccination services, training and autonomous practice

This has been a very disruptive period in our recent history and community pharmacists across the land have been thrust to the fore. The public-facing side of community pharmacy has remained resolute but we know that behind the scenes everyone in the sector is tired.

Despite this heroic effort and undoubted fatigue, we hope you can join us as we begin to look to the future specifically in the area of community pharmacy training. 

This podcast marks the beginning of a series where we discuss the current reality of community pharmacy training, vaccination services and autonomous working in the UK, what possibly needs to change and what future models might look like. 

We are hoping to start a conversation about what we have come to expect as ‘normal’ in terms of community pharmacy training and associated career progression. We have talked to hundreds of community pharmacists over the years as part of our work publishing various stories on Pharmacy in Practice and a recurrent theme is a lack of time. And usually a lack of time for training. 

Going into this series (with an open mind) we have made a few assumptions about the current ‘lie of the community pharmacy training land’ and it is largely that there is very little investment in community pharmacist development above and beyond mandatory training requirements. 

As part of this series, we will talk to a range of key players in pharmacy with an interest in community pharmacist education and training. My co-host for many of the series will be fellow pharmacist Derek Evans.

About Derek

Derek Evans FRPharmS, FRGS, FFTM RCPS (Glasg), FISTM, Independent Prescriber. Independent Travel Medicine Specialist and Consultant. Adjunct Clinical Professor in Pharmacy Practice. Doctor of World Sciences (h.c. CCU/USA).


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🎙️ Jonathan Underhill on competence, professionalism, micro-credentialing and a bright pharmacist future

Well, it has been a while since we have recorded a podcast on Pharmacy in Practice so when I was recently in touch with friend of PIP Jonathan Underhill I suggested we have a chat.

And it was a fun, interesting and insightful conversation. We recorded the episode first thing on Monday morning after the England football defeat. We had a chat about Gareth Southgate’s leadership and what the pharmacist profession can learn from him.

We also talked about how the various sectors of pharmacy have weathered the pandemic and where the profession goes next. Professionalism, competence, shared decision making and the future for pharmacists were also topics we covered.

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Jonathan completed his pharmacy degree at Sunderland and has post-graduate qualifications from London and Liverpool Universities as well as the Institute for Learning and Development. He began his career as a hospital pharmacist in London before joining the National Prescribing Centre (NPC) in 1996. Working on MeReC publications and then developing an educational network/eLearning platform for evidence-based therapeutics and Information Mastery gave him a passion for understanding how clinicians keep up to date and help people make informed choices about their medicines. Now as a consultant clinical adviser for NICE, he inputs into those Clinical Guidelines that have a large medicines component, oversees outputs from the NICE Medicines team such as evidence summaries on new medicines and Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines as well as providing NHS access to the BNF. He also has an honorary post at the Keele School of Pharmacy teaching under and post-graduates as well as pursuing his research interests in Evidence-Informed Decision Making. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists and a qualified COVID-19 vaccinator. This gives him less time than he would like to devote to the passions in his life such as mindful walks in the Cheshire countryside with his soulmate Wor Bobby the Border Terrier, captaining his village cricket team, singing in his decidedly ordinary style with some incredibly talented rock musicians and his long-standing and largely unrewarded devotion to NUFC.

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Is pharmacy ready for IR35?

Laura Smith is a Partner at Wylie & Bisset. We kick off a new season of podcasts on Pharmacy in Practice by talking to her about IR35. We have published a number of articles recently on this topic so thought it was time to have a chat with the experts. If you enjoy this episode and the PIP podcast please feel free to leave a review on your podcast player. It helps others to find us.

For tax advice please contact your accountant. Every situation is different and will potentially require advice specific to you.

Previous coverage of the IR35 topic on PIP

Could IR35 be good for pharmacist locums?

Will IR35 change locum life forever?

Is IR35 a potential tax time-bomb for pharmacist locums?

About our guest

Laura Smith CTA joined Wylie & Bisset in April 2016 as a Manager in the WB Healthcare team, was promoted to Head of Healthcare in July 2018, with a further promotion to Director in July 2019 and now partner with effect from 1st April 2021. Until joining Wylie & Bisset in April 2016, Laura spent the majority of her career working with a top 10 accountancy firm in Glasgow. Whilst developing her tax career and experience in the professional services sector, with a particular focus on the healthcare sector, Laura qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2013. Laura heads up the WB Healthcare team in all aspects of accounting and taxation matters, under the lead of partner Tom McGuire. In addition to the review of accounts for Healthcare sector clients, her expertise covers personal taxation including capital gains tax planning, remuneration planning, and advising on inheritance tax issues and planning considerations.

The Pharmacy in Practice podcast is kindly supported by Glasgow based Wylie & Bisset LLP chartered accountants.

Wylie & Bisset LLP is a leading chartered accountants Glasgow-based practice, with a national reach, whose growth has been organic, through referral and reputation.  They have the background, expertise and extensive resources required to provide your business or organisation with the right solutions when it comes to managing and growing your business. The firm covers the whole of the UK, providing business advisory and support services to clients across a wide range of public and private sectors, ensuring you have access to the best possible accountancy and tax planning advice so your business runs smoothly, is financially sound and complies with regulatory and legal controls.

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Amazon, digital dentistry and how community pharmacies fit

 

We recently had the pleasure of chatting to the founder and owner of Instant Dentist Aalok Shukla. Instant Dentist is an innovative collaborative business that will help community pharmacies extend their digital impact but also deliver much earlier preventative dental care to people as they visit.

 

We came back together to discuss the rapidly changing landscape of community pharmacy in the UK. Instant Dentist is one opportunity that pharmacy owners may wish to avail of but it is the ‘tip of the iceberg’ in terms of possible opportunities.

 

Amazon Pharmacy has started to trade in the USA so the need to evolve is here like never before. We discussed at length how this may impact upon community pharmacy in the UK in future.

 

Hopefully, this chat will give viewers and listeners some ideas on how to get started with incorporating digital activities into your pharmacy business.

 

Aalok commented:

 

“Through easy and affordable access to private dental care, Instant Dentist is the first dental wellness platform that allows you to manage your dental health in a way you’ve never thought was possible. Prevention and diagnosis from an experienced digital dentist is just a click away.”

 

We hope this podcast might give pharmacists across the country inspiration to extend into digital dental services if they have not already done so.

 

 

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