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CPPE launches new Introduction to overprescribing e-learning programme

The National Overprescribing Review, published in 2021, outlines what needs to happen to reduce overprescribing and ensure more effective use of medicines within the NHS. Tackling overprescribing is everyone’s responsibility, and pharmacy professionals can play an important role in identifying and reducing overprescribing.

That’s why we’re pleased to announce the launch of our Introduction to overprescribing e-learning programme. The Introduction to overprescribing e-learning programme is for pharmacy professionals in all areas of practice and is designed to support the development of skills, knowledge and confidence to have person-centred consultations with people where overprescribing is suspected.

This learning programme will guide you to consider the impacts of overprescribing and your role in supporting people to consider alternatives to medicines where appropriate. On completion of this programme, you should be able to explain why overprescribing is a national priority, identify overprescribing in your area of practice, and empower people to be more involved in decisions about their care.

For more information, including how to access the programme, please visit:


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