Why chose ECG vaccine training? We love what we do and hope that it is reflected in your experience with ECG!
Our CEO and founder of ECG, Jane Lambert, is still a qualified nurse. She thrives on being able to provide healthcare professionals with the most accessible, flexible, professional and yet enjoyable training to enhance their patient care.
Established in 2002, we provide thousands of nurses, doctors, pharmacists, allied health professionals and their teams with mandatory and clinical training to support their roles. In fact, last year we trained 27,500 people!
Ten years of vaccine training for pharmacists has given us so much experience in what works and what pharmacists need to feel more confident and competent in their skills. We have seen a huge shift in their confidence with vaccinations over the years and praise the difference they are making to their patients.
This year we were delighted to have gained our Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Accredited Training Provider status and we are enjoying a collaborative working relationship with them.
Having already mentioned accessibility and flexibility, this is important to us as we acknowledge the demands our clients are under. We now offer weekday, weekend and evening training sessions.
We also can provide a group session at your venue, you can attend one of our nationwide open courses, complete our online refresher course or join us for your training at The Pharmacy Show. We hope this gives you plenty of options of how to access your CPD certified training.
All of our training can cover the practical skills you require for delivering a flu and a travel vaccination service at your pharmacy.
This year we have further developed our service by offering private flu PGDs to anyone who has attended or completed our training. We recognise that pharmacists were asking for a ‘one stop shop’ approach to setting up their service and this certainly seems to have helped their planning this year.
In these exciting times we have also partnered with ‘VIP (Valneva in Partnership) travel health service support programme’, this will enable our clients to be signposted to their online platform to fully support setting up and offering a travel health service.
Our 80 clinical trainers (experienced nurses and paramedics) are located nationwide and provide interactive and enjoyable training sessions and fully support all learning styles.
Our head office is based in Milton Keynes where we have a team of 13 who support all our training programmes, part of this includes a clinical team on-site who can answer your clinical questions as they arise before or after training with us.
After joining one of our training events you will be able to access the delegate resource page on our website where you will be able to download a comprehensive handout as well as view refresher videos on all skills taught during the training. We appreciate that there may be some time delay between your training and starting your vaccination clinics so we hope this helps to maintain your confidence as you can access these videos at any time.
Our blogs, twitter and LinkedIn will also be full of useful information to help you with your practical skills and your services.
Most pharmacists use our services for vaccination training but we also provide other subjects such as resuscitation, first aid, moving & handling, chaperoning and phlebotomy (to name a few).
We are just about to launch our new products page on our website for those healthcare professionals who are looking to purchase a defibrillator or pocket masks etc.
Last year we trained 8000 pharmacists, here is what some of our larger clients said:
ECG are a fantastic organisation to work with and are always accommodating to our business needs.
The management team attend to our requests without hesitation and are able to respond to any queries we may have within our agreed timescales. The quality of the training that is delivered by the ECG trainers is excellent! They are clear, accurate and very approachable, ensuring that the highest standards of training are delivered.
Quotes from our pharmacists who receive training:
“Excellent manner and very understandable.” “Put serious information across in a very pleasant and light-hearted manner.” “Knowledgeable instructor with plenty of real life examples helping to put things into context.” “Excellent, engaging session. Good refresher.” “Very good/useful and up to date knowledge provided.” Meera Joshi: Professional Development Designer Professional Development Team, Boots UK
"We have worked with ECG for a number of years now, they have provided us with services in delivering training to a wide number of our store colleagues in a range of subjects, including First Aid, giving vaccinations and using defibrillators.
ECG’s trainers have always provided an exceptionally high quality of training, bringing fascinating real-life experience to the classroom and really engaging with our delegates, who in turn always give great feedback on the sessions.
ECG have always proved to be a fantastic company to work with, no problem is ever too big, and no timescale too tight. I always have confidence that the product discussed with Jane and the team will be exactly what is delivered to our delegates." Learning & Development Partner LloydsPharmacy
We are pleased to be partnering with Locate a Locum in being able to provide our training to pharmacists and ensure our clients are aware of these services, as many are already using them.
We look forward to hearing from you!