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Consultation skills for pharmacy practice

  • Released: 03/2014
  • Reviewed: 03/2015

This e-assessment is linked with the practice standards for consultation skills and the CPPE consultation skills learning programmes.

Why should I do this assessment?

Completing this assessment will help you to check your progress and your ability to meet the competencies set out in the practice standards for consultation skills. Passing the assessment will provide assurance to you, your colleagues, other healthcare professionals and patients that you are able to recognise good practice, as well as practice that needs development.

Access and successful completion of this assessment will contribute to your own personal development plan, be recorded in your My CPPE record and will enable you to complete a CPD entry on the learning. It may also provide evidence for achieving competencies in the RPS Foundation or Advanced Pharmacy Frameworks. If you are working towards completing a Declaration of Competence for a pharmacy service, successful completion of this assessment will provide evidence of your learning.

How to do this assessment

You can access this assessment online on your desktop, laptop or tablet device. We recommend that you do not attempt it on a mobile phone or other device with a small screen. It is important that you have a reliable internet connection for the duration of the assessment.

Most of our assessments have a 45 minute time limit, so make sure you set enough time aside, have the learning programme and any other resources to hand, and can work through the assessment without interruption.

Prepare to pass!

In sections 2, 3 and 4 you will be watching and making a judgement on some consultation videos. We appreciate this could have a subjective element so we have put some measures in place to support you. Before you attempt the assessment we recommend that you:

You might not pass first time, but as you watch the videos think about the practice demonstrated and how it relates to your consultations. What can you learn?