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.

Refreshed Urgent care: the role of the community pharmacy and the NHS CPCS scheme

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newly updated e-learning programme, Urgent care: the role of the community pharmacy and the NHS CPCS scheme.

This e-learning programme aims to help pharmacy professionals to identify how to deliver the NHS CPCS to a high standard and how to integrate the multidisciplinary team to support urgent care.

All pharmacy professionals can access the e-learning programme and we estimate that it will take about two hours to complete.

The programme consists of three sections and covers topics such as the NHS 111 service, algorithms, the role of community pharmacy in the NHS CPCS, and building networks.

Completing this programme will support you to reflect on and identify the skills that you need to deliver high-quality, person-centred clinical assessments and explain the role of community pharmacy in supporting urgent care pathways in the NHS that contribute to better patient experiences and outcomes.

The programme will also assist you and your team to ensure that people have a positive journey through the system when they need an urgent supply of a medicine, or support in managing a minor illness.

For more information and to access the programme, visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/urgent-e-03

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