NHS England and NHS Improvement have commissioned CPPE to develop and deliver a programme of learning centred on shared decision making.
Shared decision making and personalised care are core elements of the NHS Long Term Plan and pharmacists are seen as being key to delivering this service within primary care. Shared decision making is linked to improved outcomes for patients, putting patients at the centre of their own care and making them experts in their own healthcare decisions.
The CPPE Shared decision making learning programme will equip pharmacy professional with the knowledge and skills to deliver this model of shared care. The course will consist of six units of online learning delivered on CPPE’s Canvas e-learning platform, plus two face-to-face study days.
Unit 1 - An introduction to shared decision making
Unit 2 - How does shared decision making work?
Unit 3 - How to implement shared decision making
Unit 4 - Addressing barriers and the 'Three Talk Model'
Unit 5 - Hearing from the experts
Unit 6 - Complex scenarios
Study day 1 - Application of skills and role play
Study day 2 - Analysis of video consultations
All aspects of the programme are supported by real-world examples, video consultations and input from a panel of experts.
The programme will be funded for, and open to NHS pharmacists working in a patient-facing role in primary care for at least two days (15 hours) per week. This includes general practice and care homes.
The healthcare environment is changing and pharmacy professionals have the opportunity to be at the forefront of this new and exciting collaborative development. All of primary care will be expected to take on this new model of care to improve the outcomes of everyone accessing primary care services. Case studies have also shown that shared decision making leads to a decrease in healthcare spending as unnecessary procedures and medicines are avoided.
We are currently recruiting for our pilot programme in London, but we will announce our full list of cohorts in early March 2020. To keep up to date with developments on this ground-breaking initiative you can access the CPPE website: www.cppe.ac.uk