Successful Self Care Aware Consultations - e-Learning for Healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • Self Care Forum
  • https://www.england.nhs.uk/
  • Health Education England

About the Successful Self Care Aware Consultations programme

Aims and ambitions

  • This short course aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to conduct a ‘self care aware’ consultation with patients and carers, It focuses on minor health conditions which can be treated or managed by patients themselves.
  • In addition, it aims to support commissioners and prescribers with implementing the guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) ‘Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care’ developed by NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners

How learners will benefit from completing this course

  • This course will improve your confidence to advise patients and/or their carers on how they can manage and treat minor health conditions. It will provide you with useful conversation leads and phrases to facilitate positive discussions so that patients can feel empowered to treat common minor conditions and where they can seek further health advice if their symptoms don’t improve.
  • It includes strategies to improve an individual’s access to evidence-based information about self-treatable conditions including referral to nhs.uk, the Self Care Forum website or directly to community pharmacists.

Who it’s aimed at

  • It is primarily aimed at healthcare professionals working in primary care including, but not limited to, GPs, pharmacists and nurses

Course content

  • Session 1: Context of Self Care in the Wider Healthcare Arena
  • Session 2: Principles of Management of Self-Treatable Conditions
  • Session 3: Self Care Aware Consultation
  • Session 4: Promoting Self Care

Duration

  • Each session should take about 20 minutes to complete

More information

The creation of this course has been supported by a multi-professional team of individuals comprising nurses, pharmacists, GPs, and Self Care Forum and Healthwatch colleagues.

It was originally created to support GP decision making but has been extended to support all healthcare professionals in understanding the principles of self care in self-treatable conditions and how that in turn supports the implementation of NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners’ guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) ‘Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care’.

Meet the team

  • Nanette Kerr

    Nanette Kerr

    Ashurst Management Consulting
  • Professor Rob Darracott

    Professor Rob Darracott

    Self Care Forum Board, Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Heather Holmes

    Heather Holmes

    Policy and Programme Lead, Medicines and Diagnostics Policy, NHS England
  • Heather Marshall

    Heather Marshall

    Communications and Engagement Manager, NHS England
  • Libby Whittaker

    Libby Whittaker

    Self Care Forum
  • Emma Nye

    Emma Nye

    Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Simon Blackmore

    Simon Blackmore

    Instructional Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • e-LfH-staff-Alex-Drinkall-learning-profile

    Alex Drinkall

    Stakeholder Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

Workgroup contributors

  • Sarah Ambe – Healthwatch England
  • Debbie Brown – Burnt Ash Surgery, Royal College of Nursing General Practice Nursing Forum
  • Professor Rob Darracott – Self Care Forum Board, Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Helen Donovan – Self Care Forum Board, Royal College of Nursing
  • Dr Dominic Horne – Hereford Clinical Commissioning Group, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Nanette Kerr – Ashurst Management Consulting
  • Rhian Last – Self Care Forum Board, Education for Health
  • Dr Knut Schroeder – GP, Self Care Forum Board, Expert Self Care
  • Ade Williams – Bedminster Pharmacy

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

Register >

If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Successful Self Care Aware Consultations programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

Pharmacists

All pharmacists can register and access via the Centre for Pharmacy Education (CPPE) website, which can be found at http://www.cppe.ac.uk. Once a CPPE account has been created, access the e-learning as per the instructions below:

  1. Log in to the CPPE website.
  2. Navigate to the e-learning portfolio.
  3. Select on the ‘e’ icon next to e-Learning for Healthcare learning modules to be taken to the e-LfH Portal.
  4. Select ‘Launch e-LfH Learning Management System’ in the left hand menu.
  5. You will be taken to the e-LfH LMS where you can access the e-learning content.

Once on e-LfH, learners can self-enrol on any programmes of interest.

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