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New eWorkshop: Preventing skin cancer
Like all training providers, our live programme was suspended in mid-March in-line with the COVID-19 lockdown. While NICPLD has a considerable elearning portfolio, we wanted to explore ways in which workshops can be delivered remotely.

One way is to use eWorkshops, the first of which is Preventing Skin Cancer, which was the subject of our regional programme.

7 May 2020

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Update on NICPLD workshops/regional programmes relating to COVID -19
Dear colleagues NICPLD has cancelled all live workshops and regional programmes from April to June 2020, in line with QUB COVID-19 recommendations. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide regular updates in relation to the delivery of our programmes.

Workforce development programme, such as Foundation and Independent Prescribing, have also been postponed and we will contact pharmacists on these programmes in due course with information about rescheduling training and assessments.

If you have any further queries, please contact our office via email – nicpld@qub.ac.uk.

Kind regards


18 March 2020

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