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 launches updated Care homes: supporting people, optimising medicines e-learning

People living in care homes should have the opportunity to make informed shared decisions about their care and treatment, in partnership with the health professionals and social care practitioners who support them. They should expect the same level of support as if they were living in their own home, and the care they receive should be safe, respectful and promote dignity. By focusing on people and their experiences, medicines optimisation helps to improve people’s health outcomes and quality of life, and avoid inappropriate or unnecessary medicines. It also encourages people to take ownership of their treatment.

This is why we’re pleased to announce the launch of our updated Care homes: supporting people, optimising medicines e-learning programme.

This programme recognises the need for personalised care of people living in a care home setting, and aims to support you in working with the multidisciplinary health and social care team to apply a person-centred approach to delivering medicines optimisation in care homes.

This updated e-learning programme, and accompanying e-assessment, aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge to apply the principles of personalised care during structured medication reviews in line with relevant standards and legislation relating to care homes.

The e-learning programme is intended for pharmacy professionals in all areas of practice and is available now.

For more information, including how to access, visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/suppcarehome-e-00

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