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distance learning


  • Released: 09/2015
  • Reviewed: 02/2017
  • Study time: 10h:0m
  • Standard price: £20.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

This programme focuses on how you and your pharmacy team can raise awareness of cancer and help to identify people at risk of developing cancer – with an overview of the most common cancers in the UK.

Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • support and empower patients and carers living with and surviving cancer
  • explain your role in early detection, prevention, screening and risk reduction of cancer and signpost patients to appropriate resources
  • provide holistic management for cancer patients and carers, while ensuring a shared care decision-making approach
  • demonstrate a person-centred approach when discussing the patient’s illness and choice of therapy
  • describe the most common cancers in the UK and in your locality
  • consider how you would share your knowledge with the rest of the pharmacy team
  • reflect on your role in the management of patients and carers with cancer, with particular reference to appropriate therapy and side-effects.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can open this programme as a PDF in your web browser. We recommend that you download and save it to your computer. If you open the PDF in Adobe Reader you can type notes in the answer boxes and save them by saving the PDF.

On your tablet device: If you would like to use this programme on your tablet device you can download the PDF and open it within a free PDF reader app. We have tested this type of programme in a few apps and found that it works in the PDF Reader app on Apple devices and the Xodo PDF app on Android devices.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees
  • CPPE registrants