Community Pharmacy – Making Every Contact Count workshops

Community Pharmacy – Making Every Contact Count workshops

February 10, 2020

What is MECC?

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is about making the most of opportunities arising from day to day interactions we already have with others to make a difference to people’s health and wellbeing. By supporting and empowering people to make positive changes to their lifestyles it is possible to prevent ill-health, improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.

Who is the training for?

A MECC Healthy Conversation Skills workshop will develop & enhance the skills of staff to have brief conversations with others about making changes to improve health & wellbeing – whether this is in relation to physical and emotional health, or other broader determinants of health.

This free to attend workshop is suitable for any member of the community pharmacy staff team. The skills learnt can support general day to day conversations and consultations in the pharmacy as well as the growing prevention role of community pharmacies and their status as Healthy Living Pharmacies

Ares of relevance include:

Prevention e.g. smoking cessation, weight management, wellbeing and self-care advice, signposting

Medicines optimisation e.g. medication monitoring & reviews

Three dates are currently available:

5th March – Barnstaple (The Barnstaple Hotel)

9th March – Ivybridge (The Watermark Centre)

11th March – Exeter (Exeter Court Hotel)

All will be 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start, finish at 9.15pm

Food will be provided.

To attend you must book a place in advance, places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis

Please contact Natalie Winterton, MECC Co-ordinator at the email address below to book a place, including in your email:

  • Workshop date you would like to book onto
  • delegate name and role
  • pharmacy name & address
  • contact number

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