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 last currently planned North West cohort is Liverpool.
The application closing date for the Liverpool cohort is the 27th of November 2018 with the course starting on the 8th of January 2019.
More details: 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.