NHS priorities

Whether it’s to prepare for the next Pharmacy Quality 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.

26/01/2017 11:46:29

CPPE launches Learning disabilities distance learning

We are delighted to announce the launch of our latest distance learning programme – Learning disabilities.

It is widely accepted that people with a learning disability may sometimes need hospital care, but hospitals are not where people should live.

Increasingly, those with a learning disability will be living in the community and being seen in mainstream NHS services.

This extensive programme considers action that those working in mainstream services can take that will support this key element of NHS care.

It isn’t often there are areas where I feel completely out of my depth, but learning disabilities is one. I liked how the programme made me feel that I’m not the only pharmacist who feels like this and then it guided me through why and how to improve, without making me feel like it was condescending.” Programme reviewer, July 2016.

The programme has been designed to enable you to respond more effectively to the needs of people with a learning disability, their carers and their support workers, to optimise their medicines and improve their health outcomes.

Learning disabilities is now available as a downloadable PDF from the CPPE website, and will form a key part of our next learning campaign in early 2017.

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