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.