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.

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Health inequalities: focus on vaccine hesitancy Optimise programme

We are excited to announce the launch of our Health inequalities: focus on vaccine hesitancy Optimise programme.

This programme aims to help you build your confidence when engaging with people who have varying degrees of vaccine hesitancy.

It will equip you with the knowledge required to understand your patients’ experience and share evidence-based information to support informed decision-making, so you can approach conversations around vaccine hesitancy in a constructive way.

Health inequalities are defined as unfair and avoidable health disparities across a population.

The topic of vaccine hesitancy has been presented in the context of health inequalities because disproportionately lower vaccine uptake has been reported among ethnic minority groups and people living in high-deprivation areas.

As this programme assumes some prior knowledge of health inequalities, you may wish to complete the Health inequalities e-learning to revise your knowledge before the event.

What is Optimise?

Optimise programmes provide flexible and clinically focused group learning in different topic areas and settings to help you optimise patient care.

This Optimise event can be delivered in two ways:

There are three parts to an Optimise programme:

  • Step 1: before the event, the Optimise handout card will be distributed so that participants can get prepared with 20 minutes of preparation (pre-reading and tasks); participants will also be signposted to optional background learning on the topic available via the CPPE website (self-study). 
  • Step 2: during the event, the Optimise handout card will provide participants with small group learning activities and case studies to stimulate discussion.
  • Step 3: after the event, participants can complete their next steps on the CPPE website to obtain an Optimise badge for their learning record.

Workplace-based opportunities

The workplace-based Optimise events are designed to be studied in a group at the workplace or as part of a learning community.

They can be delivered either face to face or online, and run for either 40 minutes or one hour (the preparation tasks are best carried out before the event, but learners can complete them during the event, which adds 20 minutes to the 40-minute small group learning session).

If you want to facilitate an Optimise programme, you can find more about how to do this here.

If you are running the event at your workplace, encourage your multidisciplinary colleagues to come along, as the event may be of interest to members of the wider healthcare team.

CPPE online workshops

The CPPE tutor-led Optimise events are aimed at all pharmacy professionals. The online workshop runs for two hours, on top of the 20 minutes of preparation tasks to be completed before the event.

The small group learning session will focus on how to use the knowledge from the preparation tasks in practice and during consultations.

How do I book?

If you are interested in facilitating a workplace-based event, the facilitator’s resources are now available for download here, and you can facilitate an event at a time of your choosing.

The first CPPE tutor-led online workshops will run in July, and we are delighted to announce they are now open for bookings on our website: https://www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/e/health-ew-01

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