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 Mental health e-course in new format

  • Do you want to feel more confident about supporting people with mental illness?
  • Do you want to learn more about a number of mental illnesses and how they are managed?
  • Are you looking to explore new ways to improve outcomes for people with mental illness using a person-centred approach?

We’re delighted to announce that our Mental health online e-course is returning for 2020 and, due to popular demand, in a new and extended format.

The programme is now a twelve-week online e-course that is supported by a mental health expert and CPPE tutor, starting Monday 6 January 2020. 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.

During the course you will complete eight units including reading, activities and discussion forums to help you to improve your knowledge of some mental illnesses and consider how you can use this to support people in your practice. The discussion forums will provide the opportunity to network with other participants on the course.

Mental illnesses covered include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dementia

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

Further information

  • Start date: Monday 6 January 2020
  • Length of course: 12 weeks
  • Time commitment: Five to six hours per week

You can download a PDF about the Mental health e-course here for more information and a summary of the course.

Book your place via the CPPE website. Once you have booked your place, you will be sent a link to register with the e-course.

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