NHS priorities

Whether it’s to prepare for the next Quality Payments 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.

CPPE Optimise programmes

Sepsis: Focus on sepsis management for people in hospital

Released: 30/03/2020

Background learning

This programme consists of a combination of interactive, online and small group learning activities. Click through the screens to complete the programme.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we have released this programme earlier than planned, for this reason it will look different to our normal Optimise programmes. It has been through our full quality assurance process to ensure its quality and accuracy. We will be uploading a fully designed version as soon as this is available.

This programme consists of a combination of interactive, online and small group learning activities. Click through the screens to complete the programme.

The Sepsis: a focus on sepsis management for people in hospital Optimise programme assumes you have some prior knowledge of the topic area.

You may wish to complete the Early recognition of sepsis – hospital setting short e-learning programme below to revise your knowledge before you start the Optimise programme. This programme can also be accessed via the CPPE Sepsis gateway page

Once you have completed the programme, or if you want to skip this section, click Next to continue.

Expert and programme contributor

Mark Clymer, critical care pharmacist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Programme developer

John Bentley, learning development pharmacist, CPPE

Writers

Fiona Astill, Paediatric Registrar and Welsh Clinical Leadership Fellow
Sarah Khorshid, critical care pharmacist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Hasinaa Patel, specialist clinical pharmacist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Design team

Fiona Astill, Paediatric Registrar and Welsh Clinical Leadership Fellow
Cindy Boyd, clinical fellow, CPPE
Mark Clymer, critical care pharmacist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sarah Khorshid, critical care pharmacist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Hasinaa Patel, specialist clinical pharmacist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Connie Sharrock, medicine safety pharmacist, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Clare Smith, lead pharmacist, learning development, CPPE
Janette Stephenson, education supervisor, CPPE

CPPE reviewers

Lesley Grimes, head of learning development, CPPE
Yinka Kuye, regional tutor, CPPE

External reviewers

Greg Barton, specialist pharmacist, critical care and burns, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Philip Howard, consultant antimicrobial pharmacist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust

Editor

Sonia Mills, assistant editor, CPPE

Piloted by

Avril Lynch, antimicrobial pharmacist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Samantha Emery, critical care pharmacist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Kate Quigley, AMU Pharmacist, Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

References

UK Sepsis Trust