Introduction to Integrated Care Systems for Pharmacy Professionals - elearning for healthcare
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About the Introduction to Integrated Care Systems for Pharmacy Professionals programme

This resource is for trainee and early career pharmacy professionals and other pharmacy professionals working in any sector of practice, who wish to gain a fundamental understanding of the principles of integrated care systems (ICS) and how it works, to deliver better health and care for everyone.

It will help you understand the vital role you and other pharmacy team members can play to support the priorities of your local ICS based on the NHS Long Term Plan.

The training is divided into 3 parts:

  • Overview of integrated care systems and how it works
  • Interactive case studies originating from various sectors of health and care
  • Application of learning

A certificate is available for completing this elearning programme.

What are Integrated Care Systems?

All areas in England were mandated to be part of an ICS by April 2021. 42 ICSs have now been established bringing together various NHS organisations, local authority and strategic partner organisations in collaboration to plan and deliver better and more integrated care for their local population.

Pharmacy teams provide services across health and care settings, working with other health and care professionals and teams. Pharmacy leaders are also members of strategic and operational teams and are responsible and accountable for the planning and delivery of services within ICSs. It is essential for members of the pharmacy team to understand how they contribute to achieve the priorities of their local ICS.

Getting to know my local ICS

ICSs around the country are at varying levels of advancement in their establishment and operation. Following the completion of this elearning programme, you should be able to identify the ICS where you work, and the priorities set for the ICS. You should also be able to start building up a network of key contacts within various organisations and teams in the ICS to improve joined-up provision of services and care for your local population.


Coming Soon


  • The Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme (IFPP) team
  • Tess Dawoud – Assistant Programme Director Medicines Optimisation & BLMK Pharmacy Workforce Lead
  • Jackie Buxton – Chief Officer, Derbyshire Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC)

Meet the team

  • Sejal Gohil

    Sejal Gohil

    Training Programme Director-Early Careers/ Foundation Pharmacists, Midlands & East of England
  • Nikkie Umaru

    Nikkie Umaru

    Regional Lead for Pharmacist Foundation Training Programme, East of England
  • andi blackmore

    Andi Blackmore

    Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Marnie Greenrod

    Marnie Greenrod

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Claire Beattie

    Claire Beattie

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare

    Naomi Knight

    Graphic Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Liz Aston-Gregg

    Liz Aston-Gregg

    National communications and stakeholder engagement manager, HEE.
  • Louise Garrahan

    Louise Garrahan

    Communications and Stakeholder Officer, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

To access this elfh programme, you will require a Learning Hub account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below. Note that if you hold a full elfh account, you can sign into the Learning Hub using your existing login credentials.

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Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access to the Learning Hub, you may be able to access the service if you have an existing OpenAthens account. Please go to Learning Hub and sign in with your existing credentials.

If you do not have an existing OpenAthens account, please contact elfh directly to check whether you may be eligible for access.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are an HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Introduction to Integrated Care Systems for Pharmacy Professionals programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

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