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.

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Clinical pharmacists in general practice education: Module 1 residential induction - Days 3 and 4

  • Released: 11/2017
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 17h:0m

The aim of the clinical pharmacists in general practice education (CPGPE) induction residential is to provide an introduction to the core knowledge, skills and behaviours required to meet the standards for the GP pharmacist role.

Each residential has two consecutive days with an overnight stay in between. Both days are automatically booked for you when you book onto the residential. All meals, refreshments and accommodation on the residential are provided.

Days 3 and 4 focus on Clinical assessment skills and history-taking, medicines reconciliation, complex cases and resilience.

Before you book on the induction residential you must enrol on the Clinical pharmacists in general practice education pathway.

For more information about the induction residential, see the Clinical pharmacists in general practice education frequently asked questions.

If you have already attended Clinical assessment skills and history-taking (day 3) as a CPPE day workshop during 2016 and 2017, the CPPE system will prevent you booking this residential. Please contact your education supervisor for a manual booking form.


Learning objectives

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

Day 3

  • introduce yourself to a patient using the I2C5 mnemonic
  • describe the components of a patient history
  • apply key skills and show a greater level of confidence in history taking
  • identify red flags during consultations
  • apply the principles of hygiene and handwashing in the clinical setting
  • describe how to handle urine testing and interpret results
  • outline how to measure blood pressure, pulse and peak flow
  • apply clinical assessment skills to patient scenarios.
  • Day 4

  • describe how medicines reconciliation contributes to medicines optimisation and patient-centred care
  • apply a structured approach to medicines reconciliation
  • apply clinical knowledge and skills to manage polypharmacy and multi-morbidity
  • use case studies to identify how to improve working relationships with GPs and integrate into the practice
  • correctly formulate an answer to medicines-related questions in general practice
  • document the query and the answer appropriately
  • explore yourself at your best and identify what happens when you are under pressure
  • distinguish personal energisers and stressors
  • create strategies for building personal resilience.
  • Learning intended for

    • Pharmacists