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 Common clinical conditions e-learning programme

We are proud to announce the launch of the Common clinical conditions e-learning programme. This programme is part of CPPE’s wider portfolio of resources to support pharmacy professionals to prepare for delivery of the NHS Pharmacy First service.

The Common clinical conditions e-learning programme is designed update your knowledge and skills to help you manage common clinical conditions and minor ailments that may present in community pharmacy. The programme contains practical tips and advice on how to identify, recognise and manage over 50 different common conditions.

The contents are organised by therapeutic area and alphabetically, allowing you to browse and pick the topics that meet your personal learning needs.

For each condition, there will be a brief overview of danger symptoms, conditions to consider when carrying out a differential diagnosis, practical tips, special considerations, and comments from a general practitioner (GP) perspective where appropriate.

The content was developed by NHS Education for Scotland. This version of the programme has been adapted by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) for use in England.

The programme can be used to upskill the whole pharmacy team, and is available to pharmacists, trainee pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy support staff.

For more information on the programme, including how to register, please visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/nhsphfrst-e-07 

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