The care homes training slidesets and talk notes cover the following topics: 

  • The role of CQC and the NICE Guideline and Quality Standards
  • The management of medicines in care homes 
  • Management of self-medicating residents
  • Administration of inhalers
  • Administration of eye drops 
  • Administration of transdermal patches
  • Administration of topical creams
  • Administration of 'when required' medicines

These slides are designed for teams that want to deliver face to face training to care home staff and can be complemented by our CPD accredited Medicines use in Care Homes e-learning course which can be accessed on our e-learning hub either as a commissioned tool or a pay per use resource.

Access the slidesets and scripts from the Care Homes webkit.

We’re pleased to launch our first CPD accredited Care Home e-learning course which supports care home staff involved in any aspect of medicines use. 

The course is broken down into nine modules that can be listened to at a pace and time that suits the individual. The modules can be undertaken in any order and are each followed by a short quiz to test understanding.

There are 3 case studies that support the learning and a final assessment quiz.

To receive the CPD accredited certificate participants need to complete all modules of the course and the final quiz.

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The course covers: 

  • The role of CQC and the NICE Guideline and Quality Standards
  • The management of medicines in care homes
  • Management of self-medicating residents
  • Administration of inhalers
  • Administration of eye drops 
  • Administration of transdermal patches
  • Administration of topical creams
  • Administration of 'when required' medicines

The e-learning package is free to access by subscriber medicines management teams only using a special promo code. If you are a member of a medicines management team, please contact your subscriber lead for details.

If you have already commissioned the course for use by healthcare professionals in your commissioning area you will automatically have access to the course.

If you haven’t commissioned this course for implementation but would like to, you have two options:

  • Commissioning for your area = £375 plus VAT
  • Or directly via PayPal by individual users for £14.99 each.

Note: The cost is a one off and covers the life of the course; not an annual fee.

Flyers for subscribers who have commissioned the course, and for those who haven't but would like to advertise on a pay per use bases are available via the E-learning hub here

You can access the course after you have logged in from the link under the top 'Learn' menu, or from the link below:

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On 18th September we'll be welcoming Etienne Cavelle, COBWEB Manager, Bard Ltd and Michelle Hunt, Clinical Lead at West Berkshire CCG to introduce and showcase the cobweb continence budget management system. 

We have approached several companies that provide continence and stoma devices to offer them to showcase their support packages to CCGs. These tools are the company tools and are not endorsed by PrescQIPP but provide an opportunity for commissioners to hear about the offerings. We have asked companies to ensure that the webinars are non promotional. We will not provide a list of attendees to the companies but instead will leave it to individual CCGs to get in touch if they would require any further information. 

As usual, their presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

All NHS registered users can sign up here.

On 21st July we welcomed Debbie Bostock, Specialist Medicines Management Technician and Jane Roberts, Lead Pharmacist from Southern Derbyshire CCG to talk about how they're implementing the PrescQIPP Practice Medicines Co-ordinator e-learning locally.

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This concise course has been specifically developed from our longer polypharmacy and deprescribing e-learning course, for use by GPs and experienced healthcare practitioners. The longer course may be more suitable for less experienced pharmacists and pharmacy technicians; nurses; non-medical prescribers and trainee GPs. 

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The concise course is split into six modules of less than ten minutes each, four case studies and a final assessment. The course is non-linear so the modules can be taken in any order.  A CPD certified certificate is available when the final assessment is passed with a mark of at least 70%, and which can be taken up to three times.  

The e-learning package is free to access by subscriber medicines management teams only using a special promo code. If you are a member of a medicines management team, please contact your subscriber lead for details.

If you have already commissioned the longer course for use by healthcare professionals in your commissioning area you will automatically get access to the concise course, without further cost.

Likewise, if you commission the polypharmacy and deprescribing e-learning in the future, the cost (£375 plus VAT) covers access to both courses, or directly via PayPal by individual users for £12.50. NB: The cost covers the life of the course; it is not an annual fee.

The flyers for both courses are available via the E-learning hub here. 

You can access the course after you have logged in from the link under the top 'Learn' menu, or from the link below:

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In this PrescQIPP webinar on 13th July, Sajida Khatri discusses the recently published DROP list for devices which is an addition to our DROP list work. Sajida discussed the items on the DROP list for devices, the evidence base and reasons for including these items on the DROP list and also looked at some prescribing data on our Visual Analytics platform.

 

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On 12th July we welcomed Dr Sam Bhima from Mid Essex CCG to talk about how to reduce opiate/benzo prescribing in primary care. This is an area that many practitioners find difficult. Sam gives her tips on how to recognise that prescribing is becoming problematic, and how to avoid getting there in the first place.

 

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In the third and final session, we focused on data and visual analytics - one of our most important areas of delivery - looking at some of the reports that are available for you to use and going through some of the new reports in detail (and offering sneaky previews) on what we will and should be delivering in the 2017/18 reports.

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This bulletin looks at the issues around refused and missed doses when administering medicines in care homes and provides guidance for healthcare professionals in dealing with these issues. An educational slideset is available to support implementation. 

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