Bookings for the new CPPE Return to prescribing course will open later this morning tomorrow (Tuesday 8 September 2015).
Return to prescribing is a three day programme, delivered over a two month period. It is open to any registered pharmacist prescriber who wants to re-develop their prescribing skills to drive services in their workplace and improve outcomes for patients.
What can I expect?
Over the three days you will reflect on your current skills and identify actions, resources and opportunities to address gaps in the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for effective prescribing. This will be achieved through a mix of individual learning, group activities and discussions, and sharing of best practice.
- Day one focuses on self-awareness. We’ll use the National Prescribing Centre's Single competence framework for all prescribers and the Myers-Briggs® (MBTI®) Report for healthcare professionals to identify your prescribing-related learning needs and become more aware of preferred ways of working. From there you’ll be in a position to improve your knowledge, skills and practice, and your patients’ satisfaction.
- On day two, with the insights you’ve gained from the MBTI® session, we’ll explore more effective ways of working with patients, including advanced consultation skills. We’ll also investigate resources that will help address the learning needs you’ve identified and create a personal plan of action.
- On the final day we’ll reflect on the progress you’ve made with your action plan, share ideas to overcome persitent or new barriers, discover more resources, and look at the techniques you can use to make prescribing a reality in your practice.
Is this course suitable for me?
The course has been designed for pharmacists who are registered prescribers, but who haven’t prescribed in the last year or more. It's equally applicable to supplementary and independent prescribers from all sectors and clinical disciplines. Much of the focus of the course is on barriers to prescribing and how to overcome them so it isn’t really relevant to people who are actively prescribing. However, we expect to launch programmes for active prescribers in the near future.
Where and when is the course?
The first course will be held at Chancellors Hotel (Manchester, M14 6ZT) on:
- Friday 27 and Saturday 28 November 2015 (overnight accommodation provided), and
- Thursday 14 January 2016
We’ll release additional dates when the details have been finalised and we are looking to offer courses in more southerly venues.
How much will it cost?
There is a £150 course fee for the CPPE Return to prescribing residential course and this includes accommodation, all meals and all programme materials. Once you have completed the online application form you will receive a link to enable you to make payment for the course via the CPPE website. When this payment has been made, confirmation will be emailed to you and pre-course materials will be made available.
How do I book a place?
- Go to the CPPE website (www.cppe.ac.uk)
- Select the workshop link under Our learning programme formats at the bottom of the homepage
- Select the Return to prescribing residential course
- Click Book an event
- Complete the online booking
- Submitting the form generates an email with a link to the payments page. You must complete the payment stage to secure your place on the course
- When you have made your payment you'll recieve a confirmation email with details of how to access the pre-work.
This information has been emailed directly to all pharmacist prescribers on the CPPE database. If you have not received that email directly you may need to update your CPPE profile atwww.cppe.ac.uk