NHS priorities

Whether it’s to prepare for the next Pharmacy Quality 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.

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.

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.

Oral health

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Professor Nigel Hunt OBE talks about oral health.

Transcript

Welcome to this collection of learning on the topic of oral health. Good oral health is the lack of pain, infection and other diseases of the mouth and throat. Poor oral health can lead to serious complications and can affect an individual’s ability to chew, smile and speak. For these reasons poor oral health can have a significant and damaging impact on psychosocial wellbeing and quality of life. It is estimated that worldwide, 60–90% of school children and nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities. This is a preventable issue. In England the state of children’s oral health is particularly bad; tooth extraction due to tooth decay has been shown to be the most common cause for hospital admissions amongst children aged 5-9. Pharmacy professionals in all sectors have an important role to play in the prevention of tooth decay. By offering simple advice to patients and signposting them to NHS dentists you can help to improve oral health. Here you will find many different types of learning materials including learning programmes, guidelines and helpful tools which you can apply to your pharmacy practice. Accessing the learning will help you to feel confident in raising the awareness of oral health related problems and supporting patients in making healthy lifestyle choices. Take a look at the resources to find out how you can develop your practice.

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This e-assessment is linked with the CPPE Children's oral health programme and assesses you on the learning outcomes within that programme.


Why should I do this assessment?

This e-assessment completes the learning you began with the CPPE Children's oral health programme. Access and successful completion will contribute to your own personal development plan, be recorded in your My CPPE record and will help you towards your revalidation. It may also provide evidence for achieving competencies in the RPS Foundation or Advanced Pharmacy Frameworks.
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Access this recorded presentation to learn more about children’s oral health and what you can do to help improve it. Click here for a script to accompany the video.


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this e-lecture you will be able to:
  • outline what is meant by oral health, the process of tooth decay and how this can be prevented
  • describe the state of children’s oral health in England
  • explain what is being done to address this issue currently
  • use this information to plan how you can help to improve the situation.
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This is a bite-sized session to give health and care professionals an overview of child oral health - including key evidence, data and signposting to trusted resources to help prevent illness, protect health and promote wellbeing. You can login to e-Learning for Healthcare via the CPPE website: e-Learning for Healthcare learning modules

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A resource for local authorities and health professionals, this brings together the important facts and figures on child dental health and evidence of effective interventions to prevent tooth decay in children under five.

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This is an evidence based toolkit to support dental teams in improving their patient’s oral and general health.

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New statistics show rising number of children not visiting an NHS dentist, with huge regional variations

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Digital Magazine by the Oral Health Foundation

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Change 4 life food facts - helpful information for parents, have a look at the Be Food Smart app.

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Oral health is part of general health and wellbeing and contributes to the development of a healthy child and school readiness. Tooth decay is the most common oral disease affecting children and young people in England, yet it is largely preventable.

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All of the resources available will help you to support the forthcoming Sugar Smart campaign locally. We have web banners, still adverts for TVs/screensavers, an A4 poster, an email signature, out of home advertising that can be used on local bus stops, and a printable event banner that can be used to support local events.

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An engaging and interactive learning resource that lays the foundations of tomorrow's dentistry today. Requires NHS registration.

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