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.

Sepsis

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This e-assessment is linked with the six CPPE Sepsis case studies which can be found on the CPPE Sepsis gateway page. You will need to complete all six sepsis case studies before completing this assessment.

This assessment is linked to the Pharmacy Quality Scheme.


Why should I do this assessment?

This e-assessment completes the learning you began with the CPPE Sepsis case studies. 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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This short e-learning programme will help you to apply your knowledge on sepsis and determine how you can identify and manage sepsis safely using the National Early Warning Score (NEWS2). It is set in the community but contains learning relevant to all areas of practice.

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This short e-learning programme will help you to apply your knowledge on sepsis, including the risk factors, signs and symptoms of sepsis, and determine how you can identify and manage sepsis safely. It is set in a hospital but contains learning relevant to all areas of practice.

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This short e-learning programme will help you to apply your knowledge on sepsis and understand the importance of clinical judgement when determining how to identify and manage sepsis safely. It is set in a general practice but contains learning relevant to all areas of practice.

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This short e-learning programme will help you to apply your knowledge on sepsis and determine how you can identify and manage sepsis safely. This case relates to a child but contains learning relevant to all areas of practice.

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This short e-learning programme will help you to apply your knowledge on sepsis and determine how you can identify and manage sepsis safely. This case relates to a person who is pregnant but contains learning relevant to all areas of practice.

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This short e-learning programme will help you to apply your knowledge on sepsis and determine how you can identify and manage sepsis safely using the National Early Warning Score (NEWS2). It is set in a care home but contains learning relevant to all areas of practice.

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The NEWS aims to improve the detection of and response to clinical deterioration in patients with acute illness. The Royal College of Physicians page contains a link to the NEWS2 final report and NEWS scoring system, thresholds and triggers and observation charts.

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The UK Sepsis Trust – The Sepsis Manual is a comprehensive educational resource and covers the definition and pathophysiology of sepsis, recognition and management of sepsis, human factors affecting sepsis and the journey of recovery after surviving sepsis. Please also find a link to the UK Sepsis Trust - Clinical Resources in the Further reading section below, which provides a summary of sepsis red flags, as well as sepsis screening and action tools for different clinical environments and patient groups. These resources can be used to support team learning, signposting and escalation of care; they should be used alongside clinical judgement and the National Early Warning Score (NEWS2).

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The West of England Academic Health Science Network has produced a short film about how NEWS can be used in primary care in order to improve communication between primary and secondary care.

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This e-learning programme gives you access to a large number of topics within the e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) portfolio.

e-LfH is a Health Education England programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies providing high-quality e-learning materials for the training of the NHS workforce across the UK.

They offer a range of clinical and skills-based topics. The list below includes some of the programmes that may be of particular interest to pharmacy professionals:

  • Acute Medicine
  • Adolescent Health Programme
  • Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Asthma
  • Career Planning for Healthcare Professionals (includes pre-registration/foundation pharmacists)
  • Carers
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Compassion in Practice
  • Cultural competence
  • Data security awareness
  • Delivering Harm-Free Care
  • Dementia
  • Dermatology
  • Electronic prescriptions in urgent care
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Epilepsy
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Freedom to speak up
  • Gender variance
  • Healthy Child Programme
  • Hospital at Night
  • Improving Mouth Care
  • Leadership for Clinicians: Clinical Leadership
  • Making every contact count
  • Mental health awareness
  • Medical Equipment
  • Medical Problems in Pregnancy
  • NICE Guidance
  • Obesity
  • Pain Management
  • Patient Group Directions
  • Pre-registration Pharmacist Supervisor Training
  • Renal Medicine
  • Research and Audit
  • Safe Prescribing
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Safe Use of Insulin
  • Sepsis
  • Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
  • Sexual Health & HIV
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Suicide: helping everyone to feel more confident to talk about suicide
  • Summary Care Records
  • Supporting Self Care
  • Venous Thromboembolism

If your desired topic is not on this list you can search and enrol on it using the Enrolment page in the My Account menu at the top of the page within the e-Learning for Healthcare hub.


Learning Objectives:

You will be able to view each set of learning objectives for each series of topics when you access the e-Learning for Healthcare hub via the CPPE website link.
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This National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) report highlights the process of care for patients aged 16 years or older with sepsis. It contains nine case studies that cover pre-hospital care through to the initial management of sepsis.

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This guideline covers the assessment and early management of fever with no obvious cause in children aged under five.

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This website offers free registration with an NHS email address. When registered, you will have an opportunity to learn about the implementation and use of the National Early Warning Score system, which has been introduced across the NHS.

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This presentation, hosted on YouTube, is delivered by Matt Inada-Kim, a Consultant Acute Physician. More about Matt and his work can be found on the NHS England website.

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