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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.

CPPE to launch Shared decision making programme

NHS England and NHS Improvement have commissioned CPPE to develop and deliver a programme of learning centred on shared decision making.

Supporting the NHS Long Term Plan

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.

Format of programme

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.

Who can apply

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

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