CPPE children’s oral health training assessment.
Below is a reproduction of an article published in LDC (Local Dental Committee) newsletter entitled Children’s Oral Health Training in Community Pharmacies. Feb 2019
“Children’s oral health and reducing tooth decay in children is a Public Health England priority; and to this end the NHS contractual framework for community pharmacies has included in its Quality Payments Scheme for Feb 2019 a section on children’s oral health training.
The Quality Payments Scheme is designed to reward community pharmacies for delivering quality criteria in all three of the quality dimensions: Clinical Effectiveness, Patient Safety and Patient Experience.
Run by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) the children’s oral health training has been introduced to support National Smile Month that will take place during May 2019, along with a community pharmacy public health campaign on this topic, that will run concurrently.
The qualifying criteria for the Quality Payments Scheme is that on the 15.02.19 80% of staff working at the pharmacy that provide healthcare advice to the public have successfully completed the CPPE children’s oral health training assessment.
The training consists of a 16-minute training video covering a significant quantity of important and necessary detail about oral health, the process of tooth decay and how this can be prevented, which the whole pharmacy team will need to be aware of to give appropriate advice on this topic.
This is followed by an online assessment that the staff have to pass in order to meet the quality payment criteria & is designed to ensure the public health information is understood.
Mary Seacole Leadership Programme
The Mary Seacole Leadership programme will allow you to maximise your clinical leadership skills and help you to recognize your own personal value to healthcare. NHS England is working with the NHS Leadership Academy to offer the Mary Seacole Leadership programme to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in community pharmacy and pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the Health in Justice Workforce. Places on the programme are funded via the Pharmacy Integration Fund.
This NHS-led flagship programme is designed to develop your leadership and management skills to enable you to drive quality services in pharmacy and really make a difference to the health of the patients you see.
The NHS leadership Academy have made more cohorts of the Mary Seacole Leadership Programme available to those working in community pharmacy. These places are still funded via the pharmacy integration fund. One of the cohorts available has the workshops based in Manchester.
Cohort 88 – Manchester
Applications open: 27 August 2019
Application closing date: 10 December 2019
Start date: 14 January 2020
Workshop 1: 11 February 2020
Workshop 2: 7 April 2020
Workshop 3: 2 June 2020
More details about the programme including how to apply are available on the CPPE website https://www.cppe.ac.uk/services/leadership-community . Anyone wanting further information can also email: email@example.com
Leadership: – Building on Mary Seacole award.
Have you successfully completed the Mary Seacole leadership programme for community pharmacy?
CPPE are delivering a series of two short workshops to support you in taking your leadership skills to the next level. The workshops offer the opportunity to explore the impact that the Mary Seacole programme has had on you, how you have used this learning in your current practice through personal reflection, experimentation and feedback enabling you to understand yourself even better. This will support you to continue your ongoing leadership development to further improve the quality of person-centred care in community pharmacy.
The series of workshops for the North West are:-
Workshop 1 – 13th October2019, 10.00am – 1.00pm, Holiday Inn Express, Leigh Sports Village
Workshop 2 – 24th November 2019, 10.00am – 1.00pm, Holiday Inn Express, Leigh Sports Village
For more information and to book your place visit http://www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/leadershipmsman-w-01
Full details of the Mary Seacole Programme can be found here: https://www.cppe.ac.uk/services/leadership-community
Digital Minor Illness Referral Service
CPPE has launched a Digital Minor Illness Referral Service gateway page. This can be found via the home page on the CPPE website under the NHS Priorities tab: https://www.cppe.ac.uk/gateway/dmirs
The new gateway page includes all of the resources which may be helpful in preparing people for the service. A great place to start is the self-assessment quiz which helps people assess their personal learning needs and signposts them to the relevant learning and assessment areas of the gateway page.