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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CPPE’s Shared decision making programme redeveloped as a self-directed e-course

CPPE’s Shared decision making programme that was launched in 2021 has been redeveloped into a fully self-directed e-course. Consisting of six units and two ‘virtual kit bags’, the updated Shared decision making programme now allows participants to work through the content at their own pace and apply their learning into practice through self-directed study. The virtual kit bags have been adapted from the previous online workshops and are collections of resources to support application of your learning to practice. The resources in the virtual kit bags will enable you to discuss your learning with peers who are also completing this programme.

Shared decision making and personalised care are core elements of the NHS Long Term Plan. Pharmacy professionals are seen as being a key provider of personalised care in the primary care sector. Shared decision making is linked to improved outcomes for patients and puts people at the centre of their own care, making them experts in their own healthcare decisions.

This programme is delivered online, is fully self-directed, and is open to all pharmacy professionals in England. To get the most from the programme, you will need to be working in an environment where you talk to patients. This is because part of the transformative learning process requires you to put the learning into practice as you work through the course and discuss a case from your practice with a peer.

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on the Primary care pharmacy education pathway (PCPEP) will complete this programme as part of the pathway.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this programme participants should be able to:

• define what is meant by shared decision making

• describe how shared decision making can improve a consultation from the perspective of a pharmacy professional and the person that they are consulting with

• demonstrate the use of the tools and techniques outlined in this course to support shared decision making*

• compare these different tools and techniques in order to select those that you will use in practice

• evaluate their ability to use shared decision making in practice.

*To fully meet this learning outcome as part of this programme, you will need to arrange role play activities independently. Further details on how to do this are shared as part of the programme. If you are unable, or choose not to arrange the role play activities, you can achieve this learning outcome through experiential learning and applying what you have learnt from the programme to your practice.

It should take between six and ten weeks to complete the programme.

You can sign up to the Shared decision making e-course, here.

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