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.

Inhaler technique for health professionals: getting it right e-learning relaunched

We are delighted to announce that we have relaunched our popular Inhaler technique for health professionals: getting it right e-learning programme in a refreshed format.

This programme has been developed for all healthcare professionals who speak to people that use inhaled medicines to optimise their inhaler use and improve health outcomes, for both the patient and the healthcare professional. It aims to develop learners’ understanding of why we need to improve the way that we help people with their inhaler devices.

On completion of the programme, healthcare professionals will be able to discuss the potential implications of sub-optimal inhaler technique, and describe the different types of inhaler devices and their instructions for use. This includes the breathing technique required to achieve optimum inspiratory flow for each device.

There are four sections for learners to work through. Section 1 begins with the consequences of sub-optimal inhaler technique. Section 2 looks at the science behind inhaler technique, before moving on to Section 3 which examines different aspects of medicines optimisation when prescribing and dispensing inhalers. It concludes with a summary of the learning.

The e-learning programme is open to pharmacy professionals. It is also available to other healthcare professionals who will have to create a registered account on the CPPE website to access the learning.

A new assessment is in development which links to the Inhaler technique for health professionals: getting it right e-learning and will be available to access in April 2020. This assessment will also link to our inhaler technique face-to-face workshops, Optimising inhaler technique: improving outcomes.

For more information and to access the e-learning, click here.

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