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 Substance use and misuse e-course now available

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new e-course: Substance use and misuse.

This programme has been developed to support pharmacy professionals to provide person-centred care for people who use and misuse substances.

The e-course incorporates videos, interactive resources, quizzes, and audio to help learners to apply a person-centred approach to the care of people who use and misuse substances. 

You will also find some questions to stimulate reflection on your current practice, and the changes you can make to improve the care and services you offer.  

The Substance use and misuse programme allows learners to explore:

  • why people misuse substances, the impact it has on their lives and the lives of those around them
  • the principles of harm reduction when sharing information and providing commissioned pharmacy services for substance misuse
  • how to identify the substance misuse multidisciplinary team in your local area and how you can work together to support people with problematic substance use
  • how to demonstrate a holistic, person-centred approach to the care of different groups of people who use or misuse substances
  • support and develop your pharmacy team to provide safe, effective, and holistic substance misuse services.

This course is designed to embrace the impact that community pharmacy can have on improving the lives of people affected by substance misuse through the number of encounters pharmacy professionals may have with those affected.

This is a self-directed e-course, presented as four units which you can work through at your own pace. Each unit covers a specific area of substance use and misuse.

If you would like to learn more, please visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/substance-e-02   

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