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 interactive avatar consultation e-learning

We are excited to announce the launch of two new and innovative e-learning programmes, which use interactive avatar consultations to test and improve your consultation skills.

COPD – Consulting with the avatar patient and Emergency contraception – Consulting with the avatar patient give you the opportunity to take your person-centred consultation skills on a test drive in a safe environment, with direct feedback to help you develop your skills.

This is a completely new approach to learning for CPPE and promotes live learning. The avatar will speak directly to you to provide feedback on what elements of the consultation went well and what could be improved. 

As this is a new concept we have developed an instructional video to support learners in navigating through either of the new e-learning programmes.

In COPD – Consulting with the avatar patient learners will meet James Keating, who has had a recent hospital admission due to an exacerbation of his COPD. Your job is to establish how James uses his medicines and explore and ideas, concerns and expectations he may have.

The second new programme – Emergency contraception – Consulting with the avatar patient – introduces Stephanie and her story. You will meet her request for emergency contraception appropriately and address any safeguarding issues you may be concerned about.

Both of these cases have been designed to support you in establishing a flexible structure to your consultation whilst addressing the patient’s agenda and priorities. They are presented in sections which align to the Calgary-Cambridge guide to consultation and provides suggestions on areas to cover in each section.

These programmes have been developed in collaboration with Keele University and NHS Education for Scotland. There are an additional two avatar programmes under development - keep an eye on the CPPE website for more information coming soon.

Access COPD – Consulting with the avatar patient.

Access Emergency contraception – Consulting with the avatar patient.

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