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.

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New assessments for Clinical medication review

We have designed a new type of assessment for the Clinical medication review: a person-centred approach e-course. Each assessment looks at two patient cases which focus on different therapeutic areas such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and type 2 diabetes.

Once you have entered the first case, the patient’s clinical information is presented to you via a medication review form.

This helps form the pharmacy professional’s agenda for the medication review. Clinical knowledge around therapeutics and national guidance is assessed using a series of true/false questions.

Application to practice is then assessed by presenting the patient’s story and asking you to balance this with their own agenda and then make a judgement on a series of recommendations linked to the patients’ issues, such as blood pressure management.

The assessment is open to all pharmacy professionals – regardless of whether they have completed the Clinical medication review: a person-centred approach e-course or not – and may be helpful for those who are new to clinical medication review in general practice.

You can access the assessments at: www.cppe.ac.uk/assessment

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