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.

CPPE launches new Sepsis gateway page

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Sepsis gateway page.

Sepsis is an uncomplicated condition and can be easily treated if caught early; however it causes around 123,000 deaths in England every year. Early recognition of the signs and symptoms of sepsis is the key to stopping preventable deaths.

Our Sepsis gateway page aims to support you to become confident in recognising the early signs and symptoms of sepsis, when to escalate care and how to communicate concerns with other healthcare professionals.

The page includes a short introductory video and a quiz that you can use to identify any gaps in your knowledge. The gateway page also has core and foundation learning that comprises of six case studies in the form of e-learning programmes. Each case study covers different pharmacy settings and patients presenting with various symptoms. The case studies give you the opportunity to use your clinical judgement to make recommendations for the best course of treatment for each patient.

The Sepsis page also signposts to numerous external resources, for example NICE guidance, the Surviving Sepsis campaign bundle and the UK Sepsis Trust's clinical resources to supplement your learning.

To access the gateway page, visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/gateway/sepsis

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