NHS priorities

Whether it’s to prepare for the next Pharmacy Quality 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.

13/04/2022 12:17:58

Culturally competent communication in person-centred care e-learning programme now live

We are happy to announce the launch of the new Culturally competent communication in person-centred care e-learning programme.

This programme focuses on the words, terms and phrases that demonstrate dignity and respect in our communication with people from a wide range of cultures and communities. We have committed to extensive patient and public involvement (PPI) in the design of the e-learning by enabling the lived experience of people who have faced inequality, prejudice or discrimination to deliver large parts of the narrative in the programme.

Leaders in the cultural competence and equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) agenda for pharmacy practice emphasise the need for pharmacy professionals to engage with the learning available as the first step to reducing prejudice, discrimination and inequality within the profession and in our interactions with patients and the public.

We have committed to extensive patient and public involvement (PPI) in the design of the e-learning by enabling the lived experience of people who have faced inequality, prejudice or discrimination to deliver large parts of the narrative in the programme.

The e-learning contains a person-centred consultations section which features people sharing their authentic lived experience of their health condition and interaction with healthcare and pharmacy professionals. The reflective questions about these stories support pharmacy professionals to consider how they will relate their learning to real practice, the users of their pharmacy services, including patients, the public, colleagues and other multi-professional healthcare team members.

CPPE is further supporting registered pharmacy professionals to meet their learning needs for culturally competent person-centred care by developing a portfolio of learning resources as part of their wider initiative in cultural competence.

For more information on the Culturally competent communication for person-centred care e-learning programme, please visit:

https://www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/culture-e-02

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