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.

Safeguarding

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As a profession we are ideally placed to identify children, young people and vulnerable adults who may be at risk of abuse and neglect. We all have a responsibility to know the signs of abuse and what to do if we recognise these signs in the course of our practice.

For those who work in community pharmacy, one of the Quality Payment Criteria for 2017/18 is that ‘…80% of registered pharmacy professionals working at the pharmacy have achieved level 2 safeguarding status for children and vulnerable adults in the last two years.’

The CPPE e-learning programme - Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: a guide for the pharmacy team maps to levels 1 and 2 of the intercollegiate document so is an ideal way to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge to meet this criteria.

There is a level 2 assessment that pharmacy professionals can complete to prove their competence at this level and a level 1 assessment for support staff to show that they have successfully completed safeguarding training too.

CPPE also offer a Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults face to face workshop that has the advantage of allowing peer discussion and sharing of best practice as well as the opportunity for you to hear from a safeguarding expert from your local area.

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The aim of this learning resource is to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to deal professionally with any safeguarding issues that may arise in the course of your practice. Note that this programme was previously titled Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults – a guide for the pharmacy team.

Completion of the programme and the associated Level 2 assessment will fulfil the safeguarding requirements at Level 2 for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians as required by the intercollegiate documents Safeguarding children and young people and Adult safeguarding.

Completion of the programme and the associated Level 1 assessment will allow pharmacy support staff to prove their competence at Level 1 as required by the intercollegiate document Safeguarding children and young people and Adult safeguarding.


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


Learning Objectives:

On completion of all aspects of this learning programmme you should be able to:
  • explain your role in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and be aware of your legal, ethical and professional responsibilities
  • describe the different types of abuse that children and vulnerable adults may be subjected to and know how to recognise the potential signs of abuse
  • know who to contact for advice if you have concerns about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult
  • take appropriate action if you suspect a case of abuse or neglect, including appropriately reporting and recording your concerns and sharing of information
  • be able to identify and refer on an individual suspected of being a victim of trafficking, child sexual exploitation and female genital mutilation or at risk of radicalisation.
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Supported by Health Education England (HEE), in association with the Department of Health and NHS England, this short video presents a series of scenarios involving a young person potentially at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and uses the voice of a real-life victim who talks about her experiences at the hands of a CSE gang.

The video provides practical advice on what to do if you suspect a patient or person in your care is at risk and makes it clear that there is a responsibility to report any activity that you think is suspicious.


0h:15m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)


Learning Objectives:

After watching this video you should be able to:
  • describe what CSE is, who is at risk and the impact it can have on young people's lives
  • recognise the indicators of CSE in various healthcare settings
  • understand your professional responsibility to take action to protect and support any young person you suspect may be at risk of CSE.
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Consultation skills for pharmacy practice homepage

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The aim of this e-workshop is to develop your knowledge and skills to help you manage and optimise care for patients who might lack mental capacity to make a specific decision relating to their medicines at a given point in time.

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6h:15m (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:
  • summarise the legal framework and professional standards surrounding the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • describe the important role of pharmacy professionals within the multidisciplinary team in ensuring the appropriate application and ongoing assessment of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and its purpose in the use of medicines
  • identify situations in which pharmacy professionals might encounter issues concerning mental capacity during their practice, including appropriate use of covert administration of medicines and what issues to consider when making recommendations
  • identify suitable sources of information for understanding the assessment and ongoing management of mental capacity and covert administration of medicines
  • develop a working knowledge of the content and purpose of policies and procedures which relate to the management of medicines for patients suspected of lacking mental capacity
  • recognise the situations which require referrals to other healthcare professionals.
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This e-assessment is linked with the CPPE Safeguarding children and adults at risk: a guide for the pharmacy team e-learning programme and assesses you on the learning objectives within the programme.


Why should I do this assessment?

This e-assessment completes the learning you began with the CPPE Safeguarding children and adults at risk e-learning programme. Successful completion will provide evidence of your learning at Level 1 of the Intercollegiate Document: Safeguarding children and young people - roles and competencies for healthcare staff and Intercollegiate Document: Adult safeguarding – roles and competencies for healthcare staff.
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This e-assessment is linked with the CPPE Safeguarding children and adults at risk: a guide for the pharmacy team e-learning programme and assesses you on the learning objectives within the programme.


Why should I do this assessment?

This e-assessment completes the learning you began with the CPPE Safeguarding children and adults at risk – a guide for the pharmacy team programme. Successful completion will be recorded in your My CPPE record and will enable you to complete a CPD entry on the learning. It will also provide evidence of your learning at Level 2 of the Intercollegiate Documents: Safeguarding Children and Young People – Roles and Competences for Healthcare Staff (Fourth edition 2019) and Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff (2018). 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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The minimum level of safeguarding training for pharmacy professionals is level 2 so all pharmacy professionals should pass the CPPE Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults level 2 e-assessment. Safeguarding assessments should be repeated every two years, as a minimum, to ensure knowledge is kept up to date. In addition, CCGs have local policies on which level of safeguarding training each profession should undertake and when. Some areas recommend level 3 safeguarding training for all pharmacy professionals and some recommend level 3 safeguarding training only for healthcare professionals who work predominantly with children and young adults. Pharmacy professionals should check the local requirements for safeguarding training with their employer, CCG safeguarding lead and/or Local Safeguarding Children Board. CPPE cannot provide level 3 training as it requires an element of multidisciplinary discussion about case studies. E-learning can be used at level 3 and above but should not be the only form of learning. However, it can be used as preparation for reflective team-based learning. It is expected that around 50 percent of the learning time will be interactive and involve the multi-professional team wherever possible. This includes, for example, formal teaching/education, conference attendance and group case discussion, sometimes as part of regular multi-professional and/or multi-agency staff meetings. E-learning for Health (e-LfH) has e-learning on Safeguarding children as part of level 3 training, which all healthcare professionals can access. Some CCGs provide level 3 safeguarding training courses and some employers have access to online safeguarding training.

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A resource for healthcare professionals to increase their awareness and understanding of safeguarding requirements.

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A resource for healthcare professionals to increase their awareness and understanding of safeguarding requirements.

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All regulated health and social care professionals in England and Wales, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, now have a mandatory duty to report cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in girls under the age of 18. This learning is to help you understand when this new duty applies, and when to follow existing local safeguarding procedures – and how these obligations fit with our standards.

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These documents remind health services of their duties to safeguard adults.

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The Department for Education is responsible for child protection in England. This learning provides policy, legislation and statutory guidance on how the child protection system should work.

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This distance learning programme will enable you to support people with a learning disability and their families to manage behaviours that challenge, in line with National Institute of Health and Care Excellence guidance. It will also empower you to adopt a holistic approach to medicines optimisation to help people with a learning disability to be involved in the consultation when they can and to make the most of their medicines.


8h: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:
  • categorise a range of learning disabilities and the differences in capability that can occur in each of these
  • describe key policy drivers that support change in the management of people with a learning disability
  • explain consent to a person with a learning disability and recognise when to involve family members, carers and support workers in the consultation
  • demonstrate patient-centred consultation skills and behaviours to meet the needs of people with a learning disability
  • promote physical health and wellbeing and support patients to manage their concurrent physical health conditions
  • identify people with a learning disability and concurrent mental health disorder and provide them with advice and support
  • support people with a learning disability and their families to manage behaviour that challenges, in line with National Institute of Health and Care Excellence guidance
  • explain the importance of a holistic approach to medicines optimisation as a strategy to help people with a learning disability make the most of their medicines.

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