the important contribution made by community pharmacy teams in the prevention, detection and management of high blood pressure is key
Understanding hypertension can provide today’s pharmacists with supplementary knowledge that can enable them to support their customers in an awareness around the importance of measuring their blood pressure at home and so also help grow and develop their sales of over the counter (OTC) products, such as blood pressure monitors. OMRON is supporting this by providing free professional training events focussed on hypertension.
Around one in three adults in the UK has high blood pressure. In England 31% of men and 26% of women have high blood pressure  and the important contribution made by community pharmacy teams in the prevention, detection and management of high blood pressure is key within their local communities.
Acknowledging that with the change of funding being a key issue for pharmacy in the UK, OMRON has launched a series of free workshops across where pharmacists will receive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training.
Throughout Europe, the OMRON Academy has delivered unique training programmes for pharmacies and clinical assistants. The current sessions are delivered by Liam Stapleton, a registered pharmacist who has experience of working in retail, the NHS and academia as well as writing for a number of publications.
The sessions will focus on:
Understanding hypertension and the cardiovascular system
Blood pressure measurement Practical hands on demonstration how to take an accurate blood pressure reading
Opportunity to try out OMRON’s latest monitors
Chance to win consultation room equipment for monitoring
To find out more and to register your interest please call 01299 270 055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
References: 1: Health Survey for England 2015
About OMRON Healthcare
Committed to helping people live a freer and more fulfilling life with zero compromise, OMRON Healthcare is a global leader in the field of clinically proven, innovative medical equipment for health monitoring and therapy.
OMRON Healthcare is the Global No.1 brand in both digital blood pressure monitors, with over 200 million blood pressure monitors sold, as well as nebulizers for respiratory treatment. The company’s other core product categories are low-frequency pain therapy equipment, electronic thermometers and body composition monitors.
For many decades, OMRON’s devices have helped people to prevent, treat and manage their medical conditions both at home and in clinical practice in over 110 countries in the world. OMRON Healthcare Group is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. OMRON Healthcare Europe B.V. is the healthcare division for Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa and provides service to customers in more than 74 countries.
About Liam Stapleton
Liam Stapleton has focused his career on learning and development. He has held senior training, recruitment, HR and regional management roles with national retailers and The National Pharmacy Association. A registered pharmacist, Liam has experience of working in retail, the NHS and academia as well as writing for a number of magazines.
Liam’s key skills lie in delivering high energy workshops that are both challenging, fun and producing training support materials that are visually and mentally engaging and help professionals apply their skills and knowledge. His major interests are in helping clients utilise improved communication skills to become more effective in management, leadership and influence and helping teams manage their own motivation. The programmes that Liam runs use a range of metaphors to help participants grasp important concepts and then gives people space to put these concepts into their own context
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