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6 May 2021

Rx-info Training 2021

Posted in News, Publications, Uncategorized

We are pleased to announce this year’s Rx-info training sessions, for NHS system users. Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are following advice and not travelling around the country this year and will again be offering virtual online sessions instead because the feedback from last year was excellent. In 2020, we trained more people than the previous 6 years put together ensuring that we are reaching more pharmacists and enabling more people to understand and get value from the system.

Rx-info captures all secondary care medicines usage data from Acute, Mental Health, Specialist and Community Trusts.  The training is designed to help users understand how the data is captured, standardised and processed, and to help you get the most out of the information both clinically and financially.

This Spring, we will be offering the following training options:

Tuesday 11th May – 2pm – Data Capture & Quality

Wednesday 12th May – 10am – Intro to Define & Basic Reporting (England)

Wednesday 12th May – 2pm – Data Capture & Quality

Thursday 13th May – 10am – Intro to Define & Basic Reporting (Northern Ireland)

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