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Pharmacy Training Programme 2017

The East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub's Pharmacy team undertook a consultation with pharmacy members to understand their legal requirements and current areas of interest regarding legal advice and legislation. 

The response was excellent and we compiled a list of ‘hot topics’ of key interest to our members.  As a direct result, we hosted two training sessions in autumn 2016 which formed the first part of the pharmacy training programme and we are planning further events in 2017. The first of the 2017 events is detailed below.

This training programme is aimed specifically at pharmacy staff and complements our generic Hub training programme. The training sessions are free to access for pharmacy member Trusts, however spaces are limited and booking will be on a first come first serve basis.

The Use of Subsidiary Models for the Delivery of Pharmacy Services 

Tuesday 10th October 2017

Venue: Victoria House, Capital Park, Fulbourn, Cambridge. 

 About the Seminar

This training session will be led by leading legal firm DAC Beachcroft.  It is free to NHS staff who work in any area of Pharmacy, Procurement or related fields.

The seminar will examine the case for outsourcing pharmacy services, including the following issues:

  • outsourcing to a third party vs wholly owned subsidiary model
  • procurement implications
  • workforce implications
  • commercial drivers; increased efficiency, tax treatment, workforce flexibilities
  • generating additional income from new customers
  • Regulatory issues
  • Governance and the ongoing relationship between the subsidiary and the owning Trust

The session will follow the approximate times below:

9.30am - registration and tea / coffee

10am - Training starts (Short midway break around 11.15am)

12.30pm - Training ends with sandwich lunch.

(Lunch will be shared with attendees from the afternoon legal training session on subsidiary models in another NHS sector. )

This seminar is free to attend and open to NHS member Trusts from the East of England.

To register to attend CLICK HERE.  (Bookings from suppliers or other non-NHS personnel will be deleted and there will be no admittance to the event.)

We are in the process of scheduling further training sessions and these will be announced in due course. Please check back here or our events page for the latest information, or follow us on Twitter @EOECPH.

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