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.

Stroke and transient ischaemic attack

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These resources can be accessed via the CPPE website under e-Learning for Healthcare learning modules. The Stroke Toolkit aligns to the NHS Long Term Plan and provides learners with a comprehensive list of online resources, that can be used in conjunction with the Stroke-Specific Education Framework, to support workforce upskilling, training and development.

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This NICE CKS defines both stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and explores the available management options.

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This factsheet covers stroke and its causes and risk factors. It goes on to discuss management options and signpost to patient resources.

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This e-learning programme outlines the risk factors of stroke, pharmacological management of acute stroke and secondary prevention. It equips learners to provide a comprehensive service to stroke patients and to patients who may be at risk of stroke.

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This e-learning programme can be accessed via the CPPE website under e-Learning for Healthcare learning modules. It aims to enhance knowledge, understanding and skills in the diagnosis and management of transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) and TIA mimics. The programme is composed of patient scenarios as well as core knowledge e-learning on topics such as migraine. The learning materials are aimed at junior doctors or specialist nurses with a background in Stroke, Neurology, Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine and/or Primary Care.

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Stroke Association has a dedicated area of their website where you can find resources, events and information aimed at professionals providing care and support to those affected, or at risk of stroke.

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This guideline covers interventions in the acute stage of a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA). It offers the best clinical advice on the diagnosis and acute management of stroke and TIA in the 48 hours after onset of symptoms.

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This information explains the evidence summary about the off-label use of clopidogrel for 'mini-stroke' (also known as a transient ischaemic attack or a TIA). The evidence summary is an overview of the available information about this medicine.

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This article explores the ways in which different risk factors for TIA can be modified, and initial management options.

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Dysphagia or swallowing disorder is a potential complication of stroke. This fact sheet explores what is meant by dysphagia and management options.

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