This Primary care essentials e-course is a standalone module. However, it also forms part of the Primary care pharmacy education pathway which is the training for pharmacy professionals with roles in primary care networks (PCN). You can access the pathway here.
The aim of this e-course is to introduce the fundamentals of new roles in primary care for those who are not eligible for the Primary care pharmacy education pathway.
This e-course will cover NHS structure and primary care, introduction to local general practice and care homes, medicines optimisation, medication review, prescribing and repeat prescribing, prescribing data, clinical information technology systems, audits, evidence-based use of medicines, working with the multidisciplinary team and person-centred professionalism.
By working through the activities in each unit and focussing on the tasks relating to your role, you will develop knowledge, skills, experience, and behaviours to support you in a role in primary care.
We have structured the programme into ten learning units and we estimate that you will probably need to commit between eight to ten hours of learning per unit to gain maximum benefit from the programme.
How will you learn?
To get the best learning experience from this e-course we recommend that you take part in online discussion forums with your colleagues, share ideas of best practice and take part in problem-solving exercises together, as well as completing the tasks in each unit.
On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
Our e-courses are run online. The programme runs in Canvas™ and you will be registered by CPPE and informed of your login details. This e-course is self-directed. This means that you can work through the course at a time and pace that suits you. The course does build on each topic as you progress so we recommend that you work through the units in order. There is a menu on the left hand side of the page to navigate through each area and you can access each unit and its content separately.