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.

Places on our Mental health e-course are now available

Would you like to feel more confident about supporting people with mental illness and learn more about how mental illnesses are managed?

Our Mental health e-course is an eight-week CPPE tutor-supported online learning programme starting Monday 7 January 2019.

It is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to support people with mental illness that you encounter in your practice. At the end of the course you will feel more confident in providing advice to people with mental illness and will be ready to deliver a high-quality service.

Each week you will be set a series of activities to help you to improve your knowledge of some mental illnesses and consider how you can use this to support people in your practice. We estimate that it will take around five to six hours per week to complete the learning and tasks, however this will vary depending on your knowledge and experience. There will also be opportunities to take part in discussion forums with colleagues.

Mental illnesses covered:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Sleep disorders

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Schizophrenia

  • Dementia

We will also consider mental illness in older people, children and young adults.

For more information and a weekly summary of the course, you can download a PDF about the Mental health e-course.

You can book your place via the CPPE website. Once you have booked your place, you will be sent a link to register on the e-course.

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