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26/06/2023 08:54:36

Nutrition, medicines and myths: evolution of pharmacy practice now live

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Nutrition, medicines and myths: evolution of pharmacy practice learning programme.

The programme aims to change your perceptions of what nutrition means to you as a pharmacy professional, highlighting the ways it can be incorporated into your consultations. The resources will introduce you to the essential concepts of nutrition, the impact of nutrition on medicines and health and will demonstrate how informative nutrition discussions are key to holistic, person-centred care.

The learning resources are varied and include a myth-busting quiz that demystifies common misconceptions of the role of nutrients, medicines and health, as well as fact files, case studies and videos.

To help you put this learning into practice, the new Record of Learning and Application will guide you through the whole CPD cycle, linking into the 4 pillars of advanced practice. The aim is to support you to evidence your CPD as independent reflective practitioners. Learning completed for the Nutrition, medicines and myths: evolution of pharmacy practice learning programme will also tie in to your existing CPPE learning record.

On completion of this learning programme, you should be able to:

  • describe the role of pharmacy professionals in supporting informative nutrition conversations as part of holistic, person-centred care
  • identify how nutrition impacts specific health and diseases
  • describe how the microbiome affects medicines absorption and nutrition absorption
  • demonstrate how you can discuss with a person the effects of nutrition on a range of health conditions.

For more information, visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/gateway/nutrition

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