NHS priorities

Whether it’s to prepare for the next Quality Payments Scheme deadline, or to increase your confidence in helping people with a learning disability, this section provides topic-specific pages that link to current NHS priorities. This section will support you in keeping your knowledge and skills up to date in order to provide high-quality pharmacy services and be service-ready.


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Clinical pharmacy

Our clinical portfolio is expanding on a frequent basis, helping you to advance your knowledge and skills and deliver medicines optimisation in practice for all sectors of pharmacy. From two new focal points a year to our small group learning for hospital pharmacists – Optimise – this section focuses on clinical pharmacy, diseases and therapeutics.


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Public health

The public health agenda is embedded in pharmacy, yet topics such as emergency contraception or stop smoking support are as prevalent as ever. As well as our public health workshops, use this section to access a wide range of resources to assure and maintain your competence, all underpinned by the Declaration of Competence system.


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Anticoagulation

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Anticoagulants are one of the classes of medicines most frequently identified as having a greater potential to cause serious patient harm if prescribed, dispensed or administered incorrectly. This e-learning programme is designed to equip learners with the knowledge to deliver a safe and supportive service to patients prescribed anticoagulants including the newer oral anticoagulants.

Please note: this e-learning programme has been developed and provided by the Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development (NICPLD). CPPE is grateful to our colleagues for allowing access to this programme. Users should recognise that this programme will refer to Northern Ireland's policies and organisations.


6h:00m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)


Learning Objectives:

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
  • state the indications for anticoagulant therapy
  • describe the mode of action of the oral and parenteral anticoagulants that are currently available
  • advise on the importance of regular INR monitoring for coumarin anticoagulants
  • identify and resolve common medicines management issues for anticoagulated patients
  • follow best practice guidance to improve safe use of anticoagulants
  • promote safe use of anticoagulants for pregnant women
  • provide appropriate information to patients and their carers to help them manage their therapy more effectively.
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New medicine service: anticoagulants and antiplatelets

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The aim of this programme is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to facilitate a patient-centred approach when supporting patients in optimising medicines during a consultation for a newly prescribed anticoagulant or antiplatelet medicine. The main focus of the programme is anticoagulant medicines.


4h:00m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)


Learning Objectives:

By the end of this learning programme, you should be able to:
  • discuss key issues and provide information regarding side-effects, interactions and counselling points to patients taking an anticoagulant or antiplatelet medicine
  • find key resources to help you plan and complete new medicine service consultations for patients taking anticoagulants and antiplatelets
  • provide advice for patients taking warfarin and clopidogrel as a new medicine.
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Anticoagulation: what a good consultation looks like

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In this e-learning programme we consider what a good consultation looks like when discussing anticoagulant medicines with patients. The programme supports you in developing the therapeutic knowledge you need when optimising anticoagulant medicines. It also demonstrates how you can apply this to ensure you are demonstrating a patient-centred approach.


3h:00m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)


Learning Objectives:

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
  • explain why it is important to consult with patients about their anticoagulant medicines
  • apply the key therapeutic knowledge specific to anticoagulant medicines to the consultation
  • describe the advantages and disadvantages of anticoagulant medicines and determine the differences between them
  • identify patient-centred behaviours in the anticoagulant consultation
  • demonstrate a patient-centred approach to consultations on anticoagulants.
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Calculate the stroke risk for patients with atrial fibrillation using the CHADSVASC app (apple users only)

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Assess the risk of major bleeding in patients on anticoagulation using the HAS-BLED app (apple users only)

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Written by expert consultants and clinical scientists currently practising in the UK, the BSH Guidelines provide up-to-date evidence-based guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of haematological diseases.

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This e-assessment is linked with the CPPE Advances in anticoagulation: new oral treatments distance learning programme and assesses you on the learning objectives within that programme.


Learning Objectives:

This e-assessment completes the learning you began with the CPPE Advances in anticoagulation: new oral treatments distance learning programme. Access and successful completion will contribute to your own personal development plan, be recorded in your My CPPE record and will enable you to complete a CPD entry on the learning. It may also provide evidence for achieving competencies in the RPS Foundation or Advanced Pharmacy Frameworks. If you are working towards completing a Declaration of Competence for a pharmacy service, successful completion of this assessment will provide evidence of your learning.
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This e-assessment will allow you to prove that you understand the key concepts and principles of the appropriate and safe use of anticoagulants.


Learning Objectives:

Access and successful completion will contribute to your own personal development plan, be recorded in your My CPPE record and will enable you to complete a CPD entry on the learning. It may also provide evidence for achieving competencies in the RPS Foundation or Advanced Pharmacy Frameworks. If you are working towards completing a Declaration of competence for a pharmacy service, successful completion of this assessment will provide evidence of your learning.

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