Professional knowledge and skills
Pharmacy professionals should use their skills and knowledge, including guidelines and the evidence-base, to deliver safe and effective care while also looking at how quality of care can be improved. Behaviours relevant to this standard include recognising and working within the limits of knowledge and skills, referring to others when appropriate and undertaking a range of CPD activities relevant to practice and recording these to demonstrate knowledge and skills remain up-to-date.
These articles can be used to support the development of your reflective account entries for this standard and provide an idea of the activities that could be included.
Jaidev Mehta details a typical day as a pharmacy business intelligence manager, analysing medicines utilisation data to reduce variation in the provider sector.
Pharmacists and their teams should be able to manage patients presenting with ear discharge, earache and dizziness effectively, referring patients only when necessary.
Former hospital pharmacist Ana Armstrong would often find herself worrying about her older patients after discharge; so she decided to move sectors and help bridge care between hospital and home.
Do you feel confident in completing your reflective account? This example helps you understand what you need to include in your GPhC submission
An example CPD entry from the perspective of a community pharmacist who has recently completed unplanned CPD on acne.
An example CPD entry from the perspective of a community pharmacist who has recently completed planned CPD on endometriosis.
From September 2019, our CPD modules will be changing from ‘true or false’ questions to ‘single best answer’ questions.
Gemma Fromage explains why she decided to become a prescribing pharmacist and aesthetic practitioner, as well as what her role entails.
Case-based learning: cough Subscription
Most coughs are acute and self-limiting; however, it is important to understand when a cough becomes clinically significant.
Preferencing the right training providers in Oriel will be one of the most important decisions for a future trainee to make. Here is what students should consider before making that choice.
David Gerrard details a typical day as a pharmacist independent prescriber working as part of a community learning disability treatment team.
Five tips to help pharmacy professionals digitise their career.
Case-based learning: meningitisSubscription
Causes, diagnosis and initial management options for adults and children with meningitis.
Case-based learning: acne vulgarisSubscription
Causes, diagnosis and management options for a range of patients, including those with mild or moderate acne.
A day in the life of a homecare pharmacistSubscription
Mosan Ashraf details a typical day as lead pharmacist for homecare medicines at a foundation trust.
How to give and receive constructive feedbackSubscription
The importance of feedback and how to deliver it in a clinical environment.
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