News

New eWorkshop: Preventing skin cancer

7 May 2020

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.

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Update on NICPLD workshops/regional programmes relating to COVID -19

18 March 2020

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

The NICPLD Team

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Update on NICPLD workshops/regional programmes relating to coronavirus

13 March 2020

As an organisation, we recognise that this is an anxious time and that many are worried about the coronavirus pandemic. The health and well-being of pharmacists, pharmacy staff and the wider community is our priority and subsequently we have decided to postpone all live workshops and regional programmes scheduled to take place between now and Easter (13th March - 9th April). We will continue to monitor the situation and provide regular updates in relation to the delivery of our live programme.

We are working to ensure that workforce development programmes (including Independent Prescribing and Foundation Programmes) can be delivered and individuals registered on these programmes will be emailed with further details.

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

Kind regards

The NICPLD Team

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VENUE CHANGE - ACP: OSTEOPOROSIS WORKSHOP – 3RD MARCH

26 February 2020

Dear Colleague

The ACP: Osteoporosis workshop which was due be delivered on Tuesday 3rd March in Riddel Hall has been changed to THE CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL, Shaws bridge due to building work, see full address details below:

The Crowne Plaza Hotel 117 Milltown Road Shaw’s Bridge Belfast BT8 7XP http://www.cpbelfast.com)

If you are enrolled on the workshop you will receive an email regarding the venue change with further details. As we are keen to ensure that all those registered to attend the workshop are aware of the change of venue, I would ask you to confirm your attendance at The Crowne Plaza Hotel by sending an RSVP to this email as soon as possible.

Kind regards

Heather

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COURSE CANCELLATION - Therapeutic update Week 2 - Portadown and Ballymena

11 February 2020

Dear Colleague

Having consulted with colleagues in the regional venues and considered the forecast for this evening, we have decided to postpone the regional programmes scheduled to take place this evening in Ballymena and Portadown. Given that there is currently a Yellow Weather Warning in place, we do not wish anyone to travel unnecessarily as the well-being of tutors and participants is our ultimate concern.

We will endeavour to reschedule these events and will be in touch as soon as alternative arrangements are in place.

Kind regards

The NICPLD Team

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OFFICE CLOSURE - TUESDAY 7TH JANUARY

6 January 2020

Dear Colleagues

There is a delay in window replacement. The office will also be closed on Tuesday 7th January 2020. We will re-open on Wednesday 8th January 2020.

IP Portfolios can be left at the Main Reception and email receipts will be issued on Wednesday.

Regards

NICPLD Team

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OFFICE CLOSURE - MONDAY 6TH JANUARY 2020

3 January 2020

Dear Colleague

The office will be closed on Monday 6th January 2020 due to renovation work taking place. We will reopen on Tuesday 7th January 2020. Portfolios can be left at the Main Reception and email receipts will be issued on Tuesday.

NICPLD Team

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Telephone update

23 September 2019

Dear colleagues

The NICPLD reception line (028 9097 4477) is now back up and running. Unfortunately, individual staff telephone lines are not yet available and we would encourage you to contact individual staff members using email. All staff personal emails remain as before, ending in @qub.ac.uk.

If you prefer to contact the centre using email, our email address remains as nicpld@qub.ac.uk.

We will let you know as soon as full telephone connectivity is established but this may be a few weeks.

Thank you for your understanding during this transition phase.

Kind regards,

NICPLD Team

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Telephones

6 August 2019

We are now well settled at NIMDTA but it may be some time before our telephones are up and running. If you need to contact us, please do so using our email address nicpld@qub.ac.uk. All staff personal emails remain as before, ending in @qub.ac.uk. We'll let you know as soon as telephone connectivity is established but this may be a few weeks.

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NICPLD relocation

29 July 2019

Dear colleagues

As you are aware, NICPLD is relocating to the NI Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA) from Thursday 1st August 2019. During this transition normal online and email services will continue and will be the most appropriate means of contacting the Centre. A new VOIP telephone system is being introduced and therefore telephone services will not be available until mid-August. Once the new system is in-place our current telephone numbers will remain unchanged.

Regards

The NICPLD Team

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