Learning

Significance of responsive feeding

This NPA-accredited module explores the technique of responsive infant feeding and how it can protect against overweight and obesity in later life.

Vitamin D during the first 1000 days

This NPA-accredited module outlines the importance of adequate vitamin D intake during the first 1000 days of life, and its impact on childhood and long-term health

UKCPA: Mothers and epilepsy

The safest policy for a mother with epilepsy and her baby is for her to take the medication and be seizure-free.

Scenario: Defibrillators

Parveen is talking to her counter assistant, Mirabelle, about having a defibrillator installed outside the pharmacy...

Schizophrenia

This module will help pharmacists develop a greater understanding of the key symptoms of schizophrenia, including positive and negative symptoms and current treatment strategies

Managing cows’ milk protein allergy

This NPA-accredited module explains infant cows’ milk protein allergy to help you spot symptoms and support parents of infants affected

Promoting long, healthy lives - the role of pharmacy

This NPA-accredited module highlights risk factors for ill health among older people and how you can help customers reduce these risks to live longer, healthier lives.

CPPE: Do you have the right skill mix in your pharmacy?

CPPE’s updated ‘Skill mix’ e-learning programme will help pharmacists conduct an effective skill mix review

UKCPA viewpoint: Miconazole and warfarin

Warnings about miconazole oral gel and warfarin prescribed together are still not being heeded putting patients risk

Scenario: Mesenteric adenitis

Parveen takes Gemma Hildon to the consultation room because she has heard that Gemma’s daughter has been rushed into hospital...

What’s new in COPD & asthma care (part 2)

Here we consider the role community pharmacy teams can play in the therapeutic management of COPD

Recommending the most appropriate EHC

This NPA-accredited module highlights updated guidance from the FSRH on EC to help you recommend the most appropriate product.

Completing the picture in OTC pain management

This NPA-accredited module covers pain management in the pharmacy as well as learning on Combogesic, a non-opiate analgesic for mild to moderate pain.

What’s new in COPD & asthma care (part 1)

What symptoms should pharmacists look for with COPD and when should suspected cases be referred to a GP?

Scenario: Eating disorders

Kelly, the counter assistant, tells Parveen she is worried that a couple of teenage customers may have eating disorders...

UKCPA viewpoint: Management of post-op patients

Community pharmacists can play an important role in managing surgical patients discharged into the community

UKCPA viewpoint: Perinatal mental healthcare

Mental health in the perinatal period cannot be ignored, says Christina Nurmahi of University Hospital Southampton

UKCPA viewpoint: Being an antibiotic guardian

Pharmacists must challenge inappropriate prescribing, says Baguiasri Mandane of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Scenario: Hayfever and HIV

Melissa, who has been talking to a customer, hands Parveen a piece of paper. It lists two drugs – Combivir and efavirenz...

CPPE: new learning campaign on learning disabilities

CPPE’s latest learning campaign on learning disabilities consists of six challenges across six weeks
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