During the pandemic, pharmacists have seen a significant increase in the demand for their services. According to Pharmaceutical Journal, this stems from patients struggling to access their regular healthcare providers, such as GPs, hospitals and dentists, for routine medical advice. As a result, Community Pharmacy has had to evolve, and is still evolving, to meet patient needs. As we move towards a more accessible pharmaceutical future, we do not want you to be left behind. Online learning is the Future of Community Pharmacy; Mediapharm are here to help you invest in your team, today.
Why is Online Learning the Future of Community Pharmacy?
As mentioned previously, the public demand for Community Pharmacy services has risen over the course of the pandemic. From shielding, to lockdown, to Covid-related unease, an increased amount of patients are/ have been rendered unable to leave their homes. This has led to a need for Pharmacies to digitise certain aspects of their healthcare offering, as well as to provide accessible delivery solutions.
Community Pharmacies have also had to vastly increase their service offering to help fill the gap that has been left by limited GP access. This includes digital adaptations such as remote consultations and electronic prescription dispensation. With consultations themselves going digital, there is no reason why you cannot move your learning online as well.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and are struggling to keep up, we offer a variety of online courses to help your Pharmacy take back control.
The Benefits of Online Learning:
- Online learning allows your team to learn at their own pace, tracking progress and completing the course in stages
- A personalised certificate as evidence of course completion
- Video tutorials and relevant images to engage the learner
- Case scenarios to illustrate and reinforce key learning points
- Multiple choice quiz elements to assess learning and ensure that it is absorbed
- A structured learning plan
- Learning outcomes
- Further reading to expand on the course content
You can find out more information regarding the benefits of Learning Management Systems in our latest blog post.
Throughout 2021, we have tailored our course offering to suit the individual, seasonal needs of your patients. The needs of your community will evolve throughout the year; our monthly learning plan ensures that the pharmaceutical expertise of your team will evolve with them. Moreover, we have included prevalent topics that are relevant all year round, from Women’s and Sexual Health to working as an effective pharmacy team.
Ultimately, the customer may struggle to differentiate between different symptoms and conditions. Having a developed understanding of their symptoms will leave you feeling confident with your advice. Our course offering will provide you with an opportunity to reflect upon the service you provide.
Our online courses ensure that we can reach as many Community Pharmacy team members as possible, to prepare you for any of your patients’ ever-changing diagnoses. We offer a range of paid and free courses, with packages to cater for your whole team, whether you own one Pharmacy or multiple locations.
Why not get started with Mediapharm Academy to unleash your team’s true potential?
Or if you have already started with your journey with us, sign in here to access our learning portal.