Education and Training

 

  • Introduction to Paediatric Pharmaceutical Care

    This distance learning package has been produced by the Scottish Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (SNAPP), in conjunction with NHS Education for Scotland (NES). It has been written by members of SNAPP with contributions from other pharmacists in Great Britain. The content of the package has been based on level 1 competencies of the College of Pharmacy Faculty of Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacy (CPP FNPP)
    Click here to access the pack- members only

 

  • Foundation Paediatric Workbook

    This workbook is aimed at pre-registration pharmacists as well as qualified pharmacists who are new to paediatrics. The workbook is intended to complement a placement within paediatrics.  Click here to access the full pack.

 

  • Paediatric prescribing principles – eLearning

    This eLearning module on the RCPCH website (updated 2016) is for all paediatricians, from trainee to consultant, and any health professionals with a role in prescribing medication to children and young people.After completing the module, you will be able to:
    – describe the physiological changes that occur during childhood, which affect drug metabolism, including the impact of genetics and chronic diseases
    – explain what adverse drug reactions are, see some examples of when they may occur, and understand what to do if they are suspected
    – understand the principles of safe prescribing and drug administration including why errors may occur and methods to improve prescribing practice and patient safety.The course is self-paced and will take you no more than 1.5 hours to complete, spread over as long a period as convenient to you.

 

  • Paediatric Script

    SCRIPT is an eLearning programme to improve safety and competency among healthcare professionals around prescribing, therapeutics and medicines management. As of March 2020 SCRIPT has been made accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic to up-skill staff and support those returning to work.Medicine & Surgery, Paediatric, Nursing, Primary Care and Ambulance Service programmes are now freely accessible to anyone with an NHS.uk or NHS.net address
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  • Liverpool John Moores Unversity

    Students entering the programme must be a registered Pharmacist with the relevant professional body in the UK, or with a professional body recognised to be of similar standing to the UK regulator bodies. The competencies included in the module/programme have been chosen to be suitable to the following range of pharmacy practitioners:

    • Community Pharmacist with a paediatric interest
    • Primary care Pharmacist with a paediatric interest
    • Secondary care Pharmacist working with paediatric patients in a district general hospital Trust with previous limited (less than 1 year) paediatric exposure
    • Secondary care Pharmacist working with paediatric patients in a specialist paediatric trust with previous limited (less than 1 year) paediatric exposure

     

    Students entering the programme must be a registered Pharmacist with the relevant professional body in the UK, or with a professional body recognised to be of similar standing to the UK regulator bodies. Desirable pre-course requirements: Fundamentals to Paediatric Pharmacy Practice or equivalent qualification (SNAPP package: Introduction to Paediatric Pharmaceutical Care), or equivalent time (1 to 2 years) in a post with continuous paediatric care contact time.

    The competencies included in the module/programme have been chosen to be suitable to the following range of pharmacy practitioners:

    • Primary care Practice Pharmacist with a specialist paediatric interest
    • Secondary care Pharmacist working with paediatric patients in a district general hospital Trust with significant (more than 1 year) previous paediatric exposure

    Secondary care Pharmacist working with paediatric patients in a specialist paediatric trust with significant (more than 1 year) previous paediatric exposure

 

 

  • CPPE programmes
    The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) is funded by the Department of Health to provide continuing education for registered, practising pharmacists and pharmacy technicians providing NHS services in England.

Asthma

Asthma is the most common long-term medical condition in children and young people (CYP). Asthma outcomes in the UK are amongst the worst in Europe and sadly, every year, children continue to avoidably die from asthma.

As a result, NHS England has identified a whole systems approach to asthma management within the National bundle of care for CYP with asthma which encompasses competencies, training and education needs of all staff involved in the management of CYP with asthma within the National Capabilities Framework.

The National Capabilities Framework for Professionals who care for CYP with asthma recommends  a 5 tiered framework based on the role and involvement of the professional.

NPPG recommend all members ensure they are competent according to the training capabilities framework at the tier appropriate for their role and furthermore promote this to their colleagues.

The following levels are most relevant to NPPG members:

Tier 2 Supporting prescribed care
Tier 3 Assessment and prescribing of care:
Tier 4 and 5 – For Specialist respiratory paediatric pharmacists managing difficult and severe asthma

To learn more about the Framework see: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/National-Capabilities-Framework-3.pdf

Training to support the framework is available at Asthma (Children and young people) – elearning for healthcare (e-lfh.org.uk)

CPPE have also developed a module on paediatric asthma which can be used together with the above training, available at https://www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/child-ec-01/ ‘

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