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.

16/08/2023 13:30:24

Community pharmacy technician: advancing your role learning programme extended

We are pleased to announce the Community pharmacy technician: advancing your role learning programme has been extended for another year.

Launched in collaboration with the Pharmacy Integration Programme at NHS England, this fully funded learning programme is designed to help community pharmacy technicians develop the skills and confidence to support the delivery of effective clinical services in community pharmacy.

The course is made up of four main components, including a self-directed e-course and learning needs assessment (LNA) at the start of the programme, a face-to-face workshop on clinical assessment skills (CAS), workplace practice of CAS, a two-hour workshop for reflection and optional monthly peer support sessions, all providing you with the opportunity to develop your professional network and establish communities of practice.

Once you have identified your own personal learning needs by completing the self-assessment framework, the different topic areas in this programme will support you to:

  • describe how changing legislation will influence and affect your ongoing practice
  • apply the essential knowledge and skills required to deliver highly effective clinical services in community pharmacy
  • apply relevant clinical therapeutics to person-centred consultations, ensuring that shared decision making is prioritised
  • demonstrate appropriate clinical assessment skills and apply them to your practice
  • develop your skills as a reflective practitioner and apply these to your practice
  • build a powerful personal and professional support network to support you during this programme and your ongoing practice
  • create a record of learning and application (RLA) to show competencies and achievements from the learning undertaken.

Pharmacy technicians who currently work in community pharmacy and want to develop their roles in practice can apply to take part.

To enrol on this programme, you need to commit to attend both the CAS and peer reflection workshops. Once you have enrolled on the e-course, you will be assigned an education supervisor, who will contact you to arrange a 40-minute online meeting to discuss your learning needs.

For further information and how to apply, visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/career/pt-ayr/pt-advancing

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