The overall aim of this learning programme is to enable health care professionals working in general practice to support people with inflammatory arthritis to live well with their condition by establishing safe systems of prescribing, monitoring and optimising medicines.
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On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
- recognise the signs and symptoms of inflammatory arthritis and discuss the management of pain and acute flares
- demonstrate a person-centred approach to support people with inflammatory arthritis to live well with their condition and engage in shared decision-making about their medicines
describe the shared care arrangements for people with inflammatory arthritis taking disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in your practice locality
- apply evidence-based practice for safe prescribing and monitoring for patients taking DMARDs
- undertake person-centred rheumatoid arthritis annual reviews in primary care.
Learning intended for
- Pharmacy technicians
- Pre-registration trainees