Hypertension and the new medicine service

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Overview

This CPD module is about Hypertension and the New Medicine Service. It will consider management of hypertension and the role of the new medicine service for patients prescribed a new treatment for this condition.

Record your learning from this module and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end

Goal

To provide an overview of the management of hypertension and the role of the new medicine service (NMS) for patients prescribed a new treatment for this condition.

Objectives

After completing this module you should be able to:

  • Explain the current advice from NICE on the management of hypertension
  • Understand how the NMS can benefit a patient newly prescribed medication for high blood pressure
  • Give appropriate lifestyle advice to people with the condition.

Contributing author:

Robert Hallworth BSc, MRPharmS, lead pharmacist community services, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

About this module

You can test your existing understanding of this topic by completing the initial pre-test. Then work through the module before taking the post-test to see if your knowledge has improved.

Record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end of this module, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

 

Working in association with the RPS Faculty

These CPD modules are an important part of advancing your professional development, providing you with essential knowledge and skills.
They can be considered alongside other activities for inclusion in your RPS Faculty portfolio. The RPS Faculty is a professional recognition programme for all pharmacists in all sectors at all stages of their career and involves assessment of a practice-based portfolio that recognises your professional development. This allows you to demonstrate to others your level of attainment and stage of advanced practice. It also helps you identify what you need to know at different stages of your career. Start your Faculty journey by accessing the portfolio and tools at www.rpharms.com/Faculty.

Download 

Click here to download a PDF of the module as it appeared in print. You can still use your online learning log to record your learning outcomes and impact on your practice.

Originally Published by Pharmacy Magazine



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