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.

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.


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The aim of this learning programme is to update your knowledge about kidney health and acute kidney injury and support you to use that knowledge with people and patients in your own sector of pharmacy to preserve kidney health and prevent and manage acute kidney injury.

4h: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:
  • describe the underlying risk factors and triggers for acute kidney injury
  • explain medicines optimisation as a strategy for the prevention and management of acute kidney injury
  • conduct patient-centred consultations as you discuss kidney health and prevention of acute kidney injury
  • describe the role of the pharmacy team in acute kidney injury prevention and management, including the use of sick day rules
  • carry out a medicines use review for a patient who has recovered from acute kidney injury or provide appropriate information on discharge following acute kidney injury
  • list three changes to practice that you could make to improve your approach related to the prevention and management of acute kidney injury
  • make a pledge to implement one change in your practice and set yourself a deadline for this.

This e-course aims to develop pharmacy professionals’ knowledge and skills in renal therapeutics.

The programme intends to enable pharmacy professionals working across all sectors to provide a person-centred approach to the healthcare of people at risk of, or living with, renal disease.

24h: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:
  • describe and explain the core anatomy and function of the kidney
  • interpret laboratory data to establish renal function and identify decline
  • outline the role of a pharmacy professional in supporting a patient with renal impairment
  • identify sources for further information for pharmacy professionals and patients
  • optimise medicines safely and appropriately for people with renal impairment
  • apply the principles of hydration and nutrition supporting patients with renal impairment
  • use current renal guidelines and standards to support evidence-based decisions around prevention and treatment of renal disease
  • assess patients’ renal function and provide evidence-based support for their care.

This e-assessment is linked with the CPPE Acute kidney injury workshop programme and assesses you on the learning objectives within that programme.

This e-assessment tests your knowledge and understanding in relation to acute kidney injury.

Why should I do this assessment?

This e-assessment completes the learning you began with the CPPE Acute kidney injury 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.
external resource

Think Kidneys – the national campaign to raise awareness of our kidneys – their importance for life and health and how to look after them.


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