CPPE is delighted to announce the launch of our new distance learning programme on Cancer. This programme has been developed in order to support pharmacy professionals in raising awareness of cancer and helping identify those at risk, while dealing sensitively and effectively with people living with cancer.
Cancer is a very emotive term and, as technology advances, it is becoming a more long-term condition. Treatment is becoming more common in primary care and community pharmacy, so pharmacy staff are in a great position to support patients and their carers through treatment and beyond.
Supporting people living with cancer does not start at the treatment stage though. Pharmacy staff are well placed in the community to help raise awareness of cancer, identify people at risk of developing cancer and support people from their time of diagnosis.
This distance learning programme is aimed at all pharmacy professionals, including pre-registration pharmacists, who have a limited background on cancer and wish to learn more. It will also support those with a basic understanding of cancer care to move on to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Cancer care curriculum advanced level 1.
Log on to the CPPE website and find the Cancer distance learning programme. Click on Order and download. Once you have completed your order, download the programme and Appendix 1.
Once you have downloaded the PDFs, save them to your computer or handheld device. You will able to type into the boxes provided and save the PDF as your work through the learning programme.