Community Pharmacy in Health Care Homes Trial Program training modules now available
Community pharmacy’s involvement in the Health Care Homes trial, agreed to last year under the Pharmacy Compact as The Community Pharmacy in Health Care Homes Trial Program, presents an opportunity for community pharmacists to expand their involvement in coordinated and integrated care which is tailored to patient needs.
Training modules for the Community Pharmacy in Health Care Homes Trial Program (Trial Program) are now available on the Pharmacy Guild’s GuildEd learning platform and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) 6CPA Resource Hub. This series of modules have been developed collaboratively by the PSA and the Pharmacy Guild.
The training modules are tailored for pharmacies involved in the Trial Program, which is an interprofessional collaboration initiative funded under the 6th Community Pharmacy Agreement.
Pharmacies involved in the Trial Program will work in collaboration with general practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to deliver patient-centred medication management services to patients with chronic or complex health needs.
The training package of 10 modules underpin the Trial Program’s aim to allow greater integration of community pharmacy into the healthcare team. One module has been specifically designed to assist pharmacy assistants in their role of helping to implement and deliver the trial program to enrolled patients.
The CPD accredited modules are:
- Preparing your pharmacy for the Community Pharmacy in Health Care Homes Trial Program
- Delivering the Community Pharmacy in Health Care Homes Trial Program
- Health Care Homes in practice
- Developing a Medication Management Plan
- Implementing and reviewing a Medication Management Plan
- Team-based health care
- Enhanced communication for a new model of care
- Embracing a new approach to community pharmacy practice
- Patient journeys
- Health Care Homes: what pharmacy assistants need to know [NB: not CPD accredited]
PSA has also developed Guidelines for pharmacists participating in the Community Pharmacy in Health Care Homes Trial Program to support effective implementation by pharmacists.
For more information on the training modules, contact either the Guild on (03) 9810 9930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or PSA on 1300 369 772 or visit https://my.psa.org.au/s/article/Health-Care-Homes-Trial-Program.
More information on the Community Pharmacy in Health Care Homes trial program is available on the 6CPA website or please call the 6CPA helpline on 1300 555 262 or email email@example.com.
PSA: Jarryd Luke 0487 922 176
Guild: Greg Turnbull 0412 910 261