The Greater Manchester Healthcare Academy (GMHA) is a joint venture between Greater Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committee (GM LPC); Bolton LPC; Community Pharmacy Greater Manchester Healthcare Limited (CHL) and the GM Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP). Its aim is to create a pharmacy workforce which enables, embraces and contributes to the transformation of GM pharmacy services and healthcare more broadly.


Future training priorities for the Academy are:

  • Respiratory and cardiovascular disease
  • Current and upcoming Healthy Living Pharmacy campaigns
  • New locally commissioned services
  • Patient safety campaigns
  • Advanced clinical skills to support commissioned services


Covid 19 Webinars


The GM Healthcare Academy in partnership with GM and Bolton LPCs supported by Pharmacy Complete are hosting a series of Covid-19 Community Pharmacy Webinars from Wednesday 13th May 2020. 

Click here for more information. 


Launch of Academy Online


On the 16th March, GMHA launch ‘Academy Online’. The web-based platform, developed in collaboration with Communications International Group Ltd (CIG), will offer pharmacists and pharmacy staff across Greater Manchester free high-quality training on numerous topics. Such topics range from clinical e.g. the identification of atrial fibrillation, through to management and leadership. There will also be very current training related to the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework and changes to the Pharmacy Quality Scheme. As new training is added, the platform will grow into a repository that you and your teams can use to refresh/update your knowledge and skills. As pharmacy practice and healthcare continue to develop, we aim to deliver training responsive to those changes to maximise your service offering and care provision.

As well as host training, the platform provides an up-to-date calendar of education events over the coming 12 months e.g. face-to-face events and webinars. This should enable you and/or your staff to plan attendance in advance. Sponsored by industry and with guest expert speakers, one upcoming event will focus on cardiovascular disease including how community pharmacy can support patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes following discharge from hospital.

Please click here for details on how to access Academy Online.