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.

New Fundamentals of renal therapeutics e-course launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new e-course, Fundamentals of renal therapeutics.

In England, one in six people suffer from chronic kidney disease; that’s around six million people. The e-course aims to develop pharmacy professionals’ knowledge and skills of renal therapeutics and enable pharmacy professionals working across all sectors to provide a person-centred approach to the healthcare of people at risk of, or living with, renal disease.

Our Fundamentals of renal therapeutics e-course is made up of six units, all of which are now live.

The e-course is self-directed which means that you can work through the units at your own pace. Each unit covers a specific area of renal therapeutics and topics include an introduction to the kidney, acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy. We estimate that each unit will take between three-four hours to complete.

The learning incorporates a variety of learning formats such as case studies, quizzes, videos and assignments to suit all learning styles.

This course has been developed for pharmacy professionals providing medicines optimisation services to patients who are at risk of, or have developed, renal disease. It is designed for pharmacy professionals in community pharmacy practice, primary care, health in justice or a hospital setting.

Upon completion of the e-course, pharmacy professionals will be able to use current renal guidelines and standards to support evidence-based decisions around prevention and treatment of renal disease and assess patients’ renal function and provide evidence-based support for their care.

For more information on our Fundamentals of renal therapeutics e-course, visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/renalec-e-01

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