The learning and assessment for this domain is linked to one quality criterion:
The elements of the Weight management criterion that relate to learning and assessment are as follows:
Completing the learning and assessment as detailed here does not mean that your pharmacy is entitled to a PQS payment for this domain. Contractors need to ensure that they meet all elements of this domain, as well as the gateway criteria, to be eligible to claim for the Healthy living support domain when they make their PQS declaration.
There are two learning programmes and associated assessments linked to these elements of this criterion. One is offered by CPPE and should be completed by registered pharmacy professionals, the other is offered by Public Health England (PHE) via e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH), and should be completed by all non-registered patient-facing pharmacy staff who provide health advice.
The PHE All our Health bitesize training and assessments on Adult Obesity and Childhood Obesity and the CPPE Weight management for adults: understanding the management of obesity were included in the PQS 2021/22 Part 2. If you have completed the e-learning and the e-assessments previously, then you do not need to repeat this. However, the resources are available here if you wish to refresh your learning on weight management.
Click on the items in the dropdown menu below to learn more about the learning and assessment that needs to be completed, in order for you to work towards the criterion listed above.
The following learning is hosted by e-Learning for Healthcare. We have included it here, so that you are able to see all of the learning programmes that are linked to in this version of the PQS. For more information on how to access this learning, and gather the required evidence, please visit the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee PQS page.
The PHE ‘All Our Health’: bitesize training and assessments on Adult Obesity and Childhood Obesity should be completed by all non-registered patient-facing pharmacy staff who provide health advice. These modules can be accessed via e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) and require registration for an e-LfH account.
Non-registered patient-facing pharmacy staff who provide health advice, should work through the following two programmes, in order to meet the requirements for this quality criterion:
An activity report can be generated from the e-LfH user account on completion of the training and assessments. Contractors must keep a copy of the activity report for all non-registered patient-facing pharmacy staff as a certificate of evidence that the training has been completed.
Obesity is a major public health problem, due to its association with serious chronic diseases. Pharmacy professionals are in a position to support people to achieve weight loss and improve their health.
Access the CPPE Weight management for adults: understanding the management of obesity e-learning programme and work through:
Section 2 of the e-learning focusses specifically on providing a weight management service in practice. You may want to work through this section to further your understanding, but this is not required in order to achieve this quality criterion.
This assessment supports sections 1 and 3 of the Weight management for adults: understanding the management of obesity e-learning programme. As with all assessments we recommend that you complete the learning before attempting the e-assessment (you are required to complete the e-learning and e-assessment to meet the requirements for PQS). When you have passed the e-assessment you will be able to download a certificate of achievement from your learning record, or via the button below. To meet the PQS requirements, you do not need to work through section 2 of the e-learning to gain the knowledge required to pass this e-assessment.
By successfully completing the learning and assessment outlined above, you have met the training requirements for the Healthy living support domain.
To find more information on what you need to do to fully meet the quality criteria and domains, please refer to the previous links: