Pharmacy Quality Scheme – CPPE Sepsis training

Pharmacy Quality Scheme – CPPE Sepsis training

Community pharmacy contractors passing the gateway criteria will receive a payment for the Pharmacy Quality Scheme if they meet one or more of the quality criteria bundles. The risk management and safety composite bundle consists of five quality criteria, one of which is:

‘80% of all pharmacy professionals to complete CPPE sepsis online training and assessment. Apply learning to respond in a safe and appropriate way when it is suspected that someone has sepsis. Disseminate alert symptoms to staff, to ensure referral to pharmacist’.


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NHS England and NHS Improvement guidance

NHS England and NHS Improvement is planning to publish guidance on the Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2019/20. A publication date has not yet been confirmed; PSNC will alert community pharmacy contractors when this is published through their normal communication channels.

Quality criterion bundle points and value

The value of this quality criterion bundle has not yet been announced. Contractors must achieve all of the quality criteria listed in the bundle to qualify for payment. Contractors must achieve all of the quality criteria listed in the bundle to qualify for payment.

How to achieve this quality criterion (includes PSNC resources)

Pharmacy professionals

Pharmacy professionals are pharmacists and pharmacy technicians (this excludes pre-registration graduates, although it is good practice that they are trained in sepsis). Locums are pharmacy professionals so contractors should encourage temporary staff, such as locum pharmacists and locum pharmacy technicians, to undertake the training and assessment.

Each pharmacy professional working in the pharmacy on the day of the declaration count as one, regardless of how many hours they have worked.

For example, a pharmacy with five  pharmacy professionals working in the pharmacy on the day of the declaration will need to ensure that at least four of them have completed the sepsis online training and e-assessment and have the certification to demonstrate this.

CPPE Sepsis training

The CPPE sepsis online training and e-assessmentis is available on the CPPE website.

Pharmacy professionals are required to work through the online training and successfuly complete the e-assessment.

The online training consists of six short case studies on the topic of sepsis.:

  1. Early recognition of sepsis – community setting;
  2. Early recognition of sepsis – hospital setting;
  3. Early recognition of sepsis – general practice setting;
  4. Early recognition of sepsis – children;
  5. Early recognition of sepsis – pregnancy; and
  6. Early recognition of sepsis –care home setting.

Each case is in a different setting but relevant to practice so must be completed.

Once the training and associated e-assessment have both been completed, a certificate of completion is stored by CPPE in the personal record for each learner. Pharmacy professionals can download the certificate to provide evidence of completion. Contractors should ensure that evidence of this assessment is kept within the pharmacy, including for any locums. Pharmacy teams working in multiple pharmacies should follow guidance issued by their head office. The certificates do not need to be submitted to NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Record sheet

PSNC has created a CPPE Sepsis record sheet, which contractors can choose to use to keep a record of the pharmacy professionals that have successfully completed the CPPE Sepsis online learning and e-assessment.

CPPE Sepsis record sheet (Word)

CPPE Sepsis record sheet (PDF)

Applying learning from the CPPE Sepsis training

As well as completing the CPPE online learning and e-assessment, contractors are also required to ‘Apply learning to respond in a safe and appropriate way when it is suspected that someone has sepsis. Disseminate alert symptoms to staff, to ensure referral to pharmacist’ to meet this citerion. Further information to support contractors meet this part of the criterion will be available soon.

FAQs

FAQs on the Pharmacy Quality Scheme can be found on the Pharmacy Quality Scheme – FAQs page.

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