Educating Patients Programme (EPP)

The second national public health campaign in community pharmacies started  Monday 16th April 2012. This one is not so proactive in stores as was the previous campaign on diabetes risk awareness and does not require pharmacists involvement on all occasions. But this campaign is about the incredibly important issue of educating patients with chronic conditions. 

The Welsh Government's Educating Patients Programme (EPP) is not available on an open access basis and community pharmacy has been identified by Public Health Wales as an effective means of accessing patient populations who may benefit from the free EPP courses. So the information that you give to your patients in the next 2 weeks is not information they can access elsewhere.

As this is a contractual campaign, please do not forget to return the evaluation forms to Public Health Wales. We know that PHW is hoping this campaign will improve signposting to the EPP courses and may assist in building relationships between community pharmacies and EPP where helpful.

Now that the national public health campaign on the Educating Patients Programme (EPP) is over, it is time for contractors to send back the Evaluation Forms (evaluation form is below). Public Health Wales are expecting them all back by the end of June, but we know some contractors have been helpful and returned their evaluations to Health Boards already.
Depending on what returns are received, the EPP had agreed to put on extra courses if the demand generated by the pharmacy campaign warrants this. EPP are also monitoring any additional uptake in enquiries about courses as a result of the campaign and will feed this back to Public Health Wales for inclusion in the final report, which will be available towards the end of July. CPW will make the report available to contractors via the CPW website when we receive it.  
Where EPP locality leads have made contact with particular pharmacies they may well keep in touch. This may be helpful to contractors as medicines self-management is part of the EPP courses and participants are encouraged to take MURs at pharmacies if use and understanding of medicines are an issue with the care of their conditions.

If you have any particular comments to make on this particular public health campaign then please send to: so that CPW can build on them for future public health campaigns.

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