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

VTE: focus on reducing the risk of hospital-associated venous thromboembolism

Released: 23/04/2019

Background learning

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

The VTE: a focus on reducing the risk of hospital-associated venous thromboembolism Optimise programme assumes you have some prior knowledge of the topic area. You may wish to watch the e-lecture, Reducing the risk of VTE in hospitalised patients over 16 – what’s new from NICE below to revise your knowledge before you start the Optimise programme. The e-lecture discusses the changes that have happened in the new NICE guidance [NG89] Venous thromboembolism in over 16s: reducing the risk of hospital-acquired deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism and lasts approximately 45 minutes.

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

Lead writer
Katherine Stirling, consultant pharmacist – anticoagulation and thrombosis, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

CPPE programme developer
Clare Smith, senior pharmacist, learning development

Design team
Deepa Dadhania, lead pharmacist - medicine, South Warwickshire Foundation Trust
Mary Carter, medicines optimisation programme director, South West Medicines information and training, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Angela Brennan, editor, CPPE
Sonia Mills, assistant editor, CPPE
Emma Wright, lead pharmacist, general practice education, CPPE
Justine Wong, learning development pharmacist, CPPE

CPPE reviewers
Karen Wragg, regional manager, south central
Joanne Nevinson, education supervisor
Bilkis Islam-Ali, education supervisor

External reviewers
Deepa Dadhania, lead pharmacist - medicine, South Warwickshire Foundation Trust
Mina McFaul, principle pharmacist, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sonia Mills, assistant editor

Piloted by
Alison Fryer, pharmacist, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Funke Lawal, CPPE local tutor