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.

Respiratory

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This workshop will provide an overview of the clinical skills required to support respiratory patients to manage their condition and maximise the patient's quality of life. These events are very 'hands on' and for this reason are limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

Please note there is NO pre-workshop activity for this event.

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3h:30m (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 mechanism of different inhalers
  • explain how inspiratory flow can affect drug delivery for different inhalers and apply that to practice
  • counsel a patient on the correct use of all inhalers
  • select the appropriate inhaler for a patient using the In-check device.
Pharmaceutical companies may have provided financial support for the cost of the venues and subsistence, the trainers and materials used, but have had no influence or input into the content of the meetings or materials.
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The aim of this learning programme is for you to consider how pharmacy professionals in all sectors can support people who have asthma. You will apply your knowledge of asthma management and guidelines and explore how you can support people to manage their asthma, reduce complications and improve their quality of life.

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5h:30m (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:
  • apply medicines optimisation principles in the context of asthma treatment
  • demonstrate how guidelines are used to provide optimum care for individual patients
  • examine whether a person’s asthma treatment is appropriate, recognising when treatment needs to be increased or decreased
  • implement a holistic approach to support people with asthma, considering all factors which influence their asthma control
  • enable people to self-manage their asthma with appropriate inhaler use and a personalised asthma action plan.
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In this e-learning programme we explore the reasons why we need to improve how we help patients with their inhaler devices. We look at how the devices work and why making simple changes when we are counselling patients could improve outcomes for both the patient and the health professional.


2h: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:
  • discuss potential implications of poor inhaler technique
  • understand your role as a healthcare professional in optimising inhaled medication
  • describe the different types of inhaler devices and their instructions for use
  • describe how the aerosol is made in each type of device
  • describe how inspiratory flow can affect drug delivery for different inhalers
  • describe the breathing technique required to achieve the optimum inspiratory flow for each device.
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This programme will provide learning and signposting to help pharmacists to conduct effective new medicine service (NMS) consultations for people taking respiratory medicines.


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:
  • identify the key issues for patients taking a new respiratory medicine
  • provide advice to patients to enable them to manage their condition effectively
  • find key resources to help you plan and deliver effective new medicine service consultations for people with respiratory disease
  • provide advice to people using a new inhaler and support them in ensuring they have an effective inhaler technique.
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Working through this series of videos should develop your ability to explain and teach inhaler technique to patients. The videos were developed by the Greater Manchester Inhaler Technique Improvement Innovation Project and are hosted on the Wessex HEIC website.

This is not a complete e-learning programme but a series of videos that you can review to evaluate how you support patients with different inhaler devices. You can find additional videos by looking at interactive inhaler demonstrations on asthma.org.uk.


1h: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 how to use each of the different inhaler devices
  • describe what actions you need to take to improve the way you support patients in using their inhalers correctly.
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The aim of this learning programme is to update your knowledge on the use of drugs for nebulisation in asthma and COPD and so enable you to support healthcare professionals and patients with respiratory disease to use nebulisers effectively.

Please note: this e-learning programme has been developed and provided by the Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development (NICPLD). Users should recognise that this programme will refer to Northern Ireland's policies and organisations. After ordering this programme, you will be redirected to their website where the resource is hosted. Please be aware that CPPE does not maintain control over the accuracy and currency of this programme.


2h: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:
  • list the drugs available for nebulisation in asthma and COPD
  • outline the indications for nebuliser therapy in asthma and COPD
  • describe the different types of nebuliser available
  • advise on the use and maintenance of nebulising equipment.
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This e-assessment is linked with the CPPE Asthma focal point programme and assesses you on the learning objectives within that programme.


Why should I do this assessment?

This e-assessment completes the learning you began with the CPPE Asthma focal point programme. Access and successful completion will contribute to your own personal development plan, be recorded in your My CPPE record and can be used to complete a revalidation record on your 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 Improving inhaler technique, successful completion of this assessment will provide evidence of your learning.
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This e-assessment is linked with the CPPE Inhaler technique: getting it right e-learning and the CPPE Inhaler technique learning event programmes and assesses you on the learning objectives within those programmes.


Why should I do this assessment?

This e-assessment completes the learning you began with the CPPE Inhaler technique learning programmes. 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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Work your way around the Smoking learning topic, taking part in bite-sized interactive challenges that will help you and your team support people and give advice regarding electronic cigarettes, stopping smoking, and using shisha and smokeless tobacco.

You can access this learning here: Smoking - theLearningpharmacy.com


Learning Objectives:

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
  • describe new methods of engaging with patients and the public
  • develop and run an effective health promotion campaign in your pharmacy
  • provide advice and signposting on self-care and public health
  • explain how you would develop and deliver a successful pharmacy service
  • support a person presenting with a new prescription
  • advise appropriately a patient requesting an OTC medicine
  • identify and meet the professional development needs of the pharmacy team
  • become more confident in dealing with therapeutic challenges and prescription interventions.
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Work your way around the Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) learning topic, taking part in bite-sized interactive challenges that will help you and your team support people to manage their condition. The challenges will advise about improving inhaler technique, while signposting to other relevant sources of information.

You can access this learning here: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - theLearningpharmacy.com


Learning Objectives:

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
  • describe new methods of engaging with patients and the public
  • develop and run an effective health promotion campaign in your pharmacy
  • provide advice and signposting on self-care and public health
  • explain how you would develop and deliver a successful pharmacy service
  • explain how to deal effectively with patient queries about long term conditions or medicines
  • support a person presenting with a new prescription
  • become more confident in dealing with therapeutic challenges and prescription interventions
  • explain how you would work in partnership with other healthcare professionals to support patients
  • identify and meet the professional development needs of the pharmacy team.
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This page brings together all the PrescQIPP respiratory care resources and campaign materials as well as showcase good practice examples of projects in respiratory care and signpost to self care resources available for organisations to use to support their own respiratory care campaigns.

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The 2016 edition of the Guideline includes a complete revision of the section on diagnosis, a major update to the section on pharmacological management of asthma, and updates to the sections on supported self management, non-pharmacological management of asthma, acute asthma, difficult asthma, occupational asthma, and organisation and delivery of care.

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