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.

Seeing you better: Culturally competent person-centred care learning campaign announced

We are happy to announce the upcoming CPPE learning campaign Seeing you better: Culturally competent person-centred care, which will begin Monday 13 September.

This four-week learning campaign is designed to help pharmacy professionals actively seek knowledge about the experiences of people from different cultures to their own, to enrich their understanding, and to promote self-reflection on confidence and competence regarding cultural equity. Participants will learn the importance of sensitively asking questions, rather than making assumptions, regarding a person’s beliefs, values, needs and concerns.

Participants will explore how to identify a person’s needs and preferences and treat them with dignity and respect, regardless of their race, religion, physical or learning ability, gender, age, sexuality, current health, socio-economic status, or how they prefer to live.

CPPE has designed this campaign to help pharmacy professionals reflect on:

  • Their knowledge, understanding and awareness of different cultures and communities.
  • Their confidence in delivering culturally competent person-centred care.
  • Their plans to develop cultural awareness and competence.
  • The benefits to themselves and the communities they serve as their cultural competence develops.

Each week of the campaign will feature a range of activities, including self-reflection tools to help identify strengths and areas for development, a patient story that evolves throughout the four weeks, an e-challenge, and access to a new CPPE gateway page.

CPPE will also be hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday 30 September, from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, where we will engage with pharmacy professionals across the industry in discussing what cultural competency means.

Take part by following our Twitter page: www.twitter.com/cppeengland

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