CLIP Programme 2018

09/07/2018

Twenty five delegates comprising of hospital and practice based pharmacists, a hospital pharmacy technician and pharmaceutical reps from across Ireland completed the first Clinical Leadership in Pharmacy programme (CLIP) programme in June 2018. Two pharmacists from the Trust, Rosemary Donnelly and Karen Miller successfully completed the course and received their certificates from Dr Mark Timoney, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Department of Health.

The CLIP programme is delivered by Pharmacy Management and covers a series of leadership models, behaviours and tools over a 12 month period via interactive group activities to challenge, explore and develop the delegate’s leadership skills. The aim of the programme was to encourage delegates to identify their personal leadership styles and to learn how to apply and adapt these to help deliver service improvement.  Each delegate applied their learning by implementing and leading on a project within their sphere of work throughout the year and these were presented on the final day at a poster presentation event in the Hilton Belfast City Centre Hotel on 26th June 2018.

Rosemary Donnelly undertook the service improvement  'Making Insulin Treatment Safer’ (MITS) and Karen Miller introduced the use of ‘regional long stay medicine Kardex’s’ to Trust intermediate care beds in a private care home.”  The CLIP programme has given both Rosemary and Karen the skill set to continue with service improvement initiatives and will be a great asset the pharmacy team and trust.

Rosemary Donnelly recieving her certificate from Dr Mark Timoney, DoH.

Karen Miller recieving her certificate from Dr Mark Timoney, DoH.