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Are you a senior or specialist pharmacist ready to develop your leadership skills and wanting to demonstrate your role in quality improvement (QI)?

If so, the i2i Network LEAD programme could be your catalyst for career success and help you achieve your full potential and ambitions. Why join this programme?
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Structured virtual training programme which blends leadership training with QI and change management skills

Focused and practical methodology that you will apply to your specific project for your service

Learn your INSIGHTS personality profile and how to better influence and communicate at senior decision-maker level

Targeted programme with 5 virtual sessions, culminating in a f2f presentation and case studies of your QI project

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Build a meaningful peer network with other senior pharmacists whilst driving transformation

The i2i LEAD development programme is a FREE programme designed to provide you with the leadership and practical skills, methodology, and support to enable the delivery of improving high-quality care, as well as upskilling and empowering your teams with the same vision and goal.

This programme is designed for specialist pharmacists seeking to advance their careers with a focus on implementing a QI project in improving services and access in the fields of rheumatology, dermatology, bone health or high cost drugs.

A combination of interactive workshops, tools, and resources, and the application of your learnings to a live project of your choice, will enable you to demonstrate key outcomes towards the end of the programme and your project. Examples may include the release of clinical and non-clinical capacity, service pathway or process improvement, increase in team capability, data analysis, and benefits realisation.

You will be guided on our 4D methodology and learn the tools to successfully gain project buy-in from key stakeholders, service mobilisation, tackling challenges, and addressing any bottlenecks.

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“I thoroughly enjoyed the i2i Network’s LEAD programme. The leadership and INSIGHTs aspects equipped me with QI tools and change management techniques – such as the change equation and the fishbone, which were pivotal in giving me the confidence to disrupt the status quo and encouraged me to apply and secure funding for a pharmacist-led diabetes clinic in my PCN…The LEAD programme was specifically tailored to positively tackle the challenges faced by clinical pharmacists, offered peer support and the opportunity to share best practice. I would recommend this programme for pharmacists seeking to make a difference to patient care by service development.”

Nadia Malik, PCN Clinical Pharmacist at North Stockton PCN with an interest in diabetes

When I was told I needed to do a QI project, I didn’t have a clue where to start or what to do, thank you to i2i LEAD programme, I learned what to do, where to started and it helped to settle in my new setting GP practice so I really appreciate your help and I hope to follow more of your high levels of programmes that you always offer, thank you so much.

Maria LuzMartinez, PCN Clinical Pharmacist at Woolston PCN

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Soar Beyond’s LEAD programme has been sponsored by UCB Pharma Limited.

UCB Pharma Limited has had no involvement in the programme format or content, which is under the editorial control of Soar Beyond.

Soar Beyond’s has been a key part of our market access strategy and success in 2022 including the i2i Network supporting engagement with our target PCN GP clinical pharmacist audience.

The programme has not only brought us a valuable offer through the demo login for the field team, but the on-demand and live virtual training with implementation resources has generated more e-permissions for the company than the entire company had before!

What we like best about it is that we get monthly metrics reports and can actually see engagement through utilisation and downloads and the number of consents to contact. I really would recommend the i2i Network programmes for anyone trying to get to the PCN pharmacist audience at scale and in a highly  credible and meaningful way.”

National Market Access Manager, Cardiovascular Portfolio, Top 10 pharmaceutical company

We chose Soar Beyond to help us develop and implement our Pharmacy Activation Strategy because of their heritage and expertise in primary care pharmacy; they really understand the various pharmacy sectors and their relative importance for our portfolio of products. Not only have they helped us to map the entire patient journey and potential interventions, but they have supported us to identify the service and workforce development opportunities so that we have a clear short, medium, and long-term vision and matching value offer that will drive market access of our brands”

Marketing Director, Top 10 Global Pharmaceutical Company
Soar Beyond were commissioned to undertake our 2015 and 2018 Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment due to their expertise, as well as their robust and thorough approach to document production.  Throughout the process, Soar Beyond were proactive, flexible, responsive, and committed to producing the highest quality PNA possible. The resulting documents have been very well received by our Health and Wellbeing Board. Soar Beyond have helped us to navigate the changing PNA deadlines and supported us throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are continuing to use Soar Beyond to keep our PNA up to date through the supplementary statement process and have also commissioned them to produce our next PNA due in 2022″
Natacha Bines, Head of Population Insight, Suffolk County Council

Novo Nordisk has been working with Soar Beyond since 2016 to support NHS organisations, to optimise their pathways and clinical services, using the Soar Beyond proprietary 4D™ methodology in facilitated stakeholder meetings. This started with Soar Beyond’s consultancy and expertise in delivering 4D™ change programmes. Due to the success of this approach, we have now rolled out an intensive upskilling programme for our field-based market access team, whereby they become accredited to apply the 4D™ methodology to support service optimisation. I’ve enjoyed the collaborative approach with Soar Beyond to create market access solutions to meet both our business and NHS customer needs”

Hasseena Winter, National Market Access Manager, Novo Nordisk Ltd

Having worked with Soar Beyond on a number of training and NHS partnering projects at different companies, I have found them to be very responsive to our needs and to ensure the subject matter is both relevant and informative. As they work at the cutting edge with the NHS directly, the additional offerings around tool kits to support healthcare professionals are forward thinking and absolutely in line with the NHS agenda. For example, the i2i toolkit which they have developed for our disease area focus has attracted huge interest from medicines management and primary care network pharmacists. This provides a platform on which we can act as peer level partners in the improved management of patients whilst provide us with commercial opportunities in line with this agenda. I would wholeheartedly recommend working with Shailen and his team.”

Colin Smith, Head of Field Sales, Alliance Pharma 2020

“Soar Beyond’s i2i Network has been a fundamental part of our market access strategy and success in 2022 in engaging with our target GP clinical pharmacist audience in Primary Care Networks.
The programme has not only brought us a valuable education tool with a demo login for the field team to bring a value offer, but the on-demand and live virtual training with implementation resources has generated more e-permissions for the company than the entire company had before.

What we like best about it is that we get monthly metrics reports and can actually see engagement through utilisation and downloads and the number of consents to contact. I really would recommend the i2i Network programmes for anyone trying to get to the PCN pharmacist audience at scale and in a highly credible and meaningful way.

National Market Access Manager, Cardiovascular Portfolio, Top 10 pharmaceutical company
We have been working with Soar Beyond to produce our pharmaceutical needs assessments since 2017 and have been impressed with their knowledge of the regulations,  hard work, and professionalism in producing both the final product and updates in the form of supplementary statements. They managed complex relationships between the various stakeholders to get a fit for purpose relevant PNA published in time and to the satisfaction of the Health and Wellbeing Board. They have been proactive and easy to work with throughout. We have recommissioned Soar Beyond again to produce the now delayed 2021 PNA and also the subsequent one for 2025″
David Conrad, Deputy Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council

Having the Soar Beyond team supporting us to do this through the structured 4D sessions has been powerful in gaining that shared vision and a structured 12-month plan that all member practices are signed up to. Anjna and the team have been really vested in our success from running the initial session with the practices, defining desired competencies, supporting with recruitment and interviews, and now customising the project-managed approach to delivery planning”

Dr. Kathryn Brown, Clinical Director, SEOx HA PCN

“I like how the [i2i] training journey starts with reflecting own competencies which helps me to understand my learning needs. Another reason why I like using the i2i platform is the e-learning modules are divided into different parts rather than one big module. My favourite feature of the i2i programme is the implementation resources.  the ‘ABCDE’ structured approach forms the backbone to how to run a pharmacist-led specialist clinic”

Wing Chi Cheung, Lead PCN Pharmacist

Soar Beyond has been delivering a ‘Core Group’ of Advisors to us since 2013 and we continue to renew this service annually because we find the insights and the intelligence provided by this high calibre advisory group invaluable in shaping our services and product positioning.  

The Core Group comprises a cross-section of senior decision-makers (and national leaders) across primary and secondary care to simulate a real health economy and has evolved over the last five years to include STP and transformation personnel. This group meets three times a year but we also have the ability to reach out to them to ask for advice and meet 1:1 or remotely to help shape our offerings and suggest key priorities for discussion at future Core Group meetings. This means that we are more connected and responsive to NHS priorities at a strategic-level and ensures that we are only investing in market access support that the NHS values or needs.

I would recommend Soar Beyond to other companies seeking to understand, align and service their payer decision-makers in a more meaningful way”

UK Head of External Affairs, Global Pharmaceutical Company 2019

Having worked with Soar Beyond for many years, it has been fantastic to work closely with them again recently across our business area. We have commissioned Soar Beyond to work on both internal upskilling of our market access teams and external payer support and consultancy. We are particularly excited to be supporting a national pathway redesign programme using the Soar Beyond proprietary 4DTM methodology.

From a personal perspective, I can always trust Soar Beyond to really understand my needs, develop effective interventions and always deliver to the highest of standards.”

Sarrah Barrakat, Market Access Manager

“As a GP Pharmacist and now dermatology specialist pharmacist, I thoroughly  recommend that GP Pharmacists look at the insight e-learning resources for any of the i2i network programmes. They are high quality and bespoke for your role . I was curious to see what the i2i Network e-learning programme for psoriasis would cover, so I took all 4 modules and it took me approx. 2 hours.  I was extremely impressed with the structure, interactivity and value of the e-learning including the patient testimonials that brought the disease to life. I wish I had this when starting out with my area of interest!”

Dianne Sanderson, Senior Clinical Pharmacist

“We commissioned Soar Beyond to support the Health and Wellbeing Board in producing and publishing a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment…Soar Beyond supported us with two structured 4D sessions, bringing together a range of stakeholders, LPC, ICS, local councillors, and commissioners from the public health team. The facilitators took us through the session, making it really engaging and informative at the same time -getting us to think differently about how we could transform the way we do things across the system in Harrow.”

Laurence Gibson, Consultant in Public Health, Harrow Council

The Pharmacy Team from Nottingham City GP Alliance are excited to be using Soar Beyond’s SMART platform as part of a MDT collaborative working project focussed on improving outcomes for patients with diabetes across Nottingham City. The two year change programme utilises the SMART functionality and 4D™ process to map out workforce capability, supporting the development of a team that is upskilled to meet the current and future needs of our population with diabetes.”

Ankish Patel, Head of PCN Workforce, Nottingham City GP Alliance