Community pharmacy return to travel programme

At Pharmacy in Practice, we are very proud to have partnered with Evans Travel Health to deliver our ‘Return to Travel’ programme.

We launch our rolling blended learning programmes in early 2022 and hope to support community pharmacists and teams to deliver travel vaccination services.

By April 2022 it is our understanding that every community pharmacy in Scotland will have the opportunity to take up the offer from the Scottish Government of delivering travel services traditionally delivered through GP practices. Despite the fact that the pandemic is still ongoing and travel volumes remain below pre-pandemic levels we feel this is a huge opportunity for community pharmacies across the UK but particularly in Scotland.

Blended learning

Our ‘Return to Travel’ programme is designed to support the whole community pharmacy team. It is our hope that involving the whole pharmacy team will deliver the greatest chance of delivering a successful and profitable service.

In partnership with Evans Travel Health we will run rolling eight-week programmes using the following format:

  • Welcome and introductory webinar. This session will be an informal introduction where we outline the online materials and resources available and also take you and your teams through how to use our learning management system.
  • The main body of the programme will be self-directed learning and for this you will have access to a wide range of current travel health online learning resources aimed at supporting you and your teams to deliver profitable travel services in your communtiy pharmacy.
  • We will assess comeptence informally at each stage.
  • We close the programme with a question and answer webinar session and celbrate succesfull completion.
  • Participants will be provided with certificates of completion.
  • Students will then have access to the learning area for 12 months after enrolment.

Travel medicine updates

Like any clinical area, the practice of travel medicine is subject to constant change. Uniquely we will provide regular ad-hoc webinar updates when significant updates occur. You are welcome to join us live for these but if you or your teams can’t make then you will be able to watch on-demand.

And there’s more…

We know that intensive team support is required to make any community pharmacy service a success so we have built the following support as part of this package:

  • Medical on-call line to a specialist in travel medicine.
  • Private prescription supply for travel related medication.
  • Support with Yellow Fever updates and administration.
  • Regular updates on key trends and products in travel practice.

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