Participating pharmacies must ensure that a designated pharmacist has completed
CPPE learning for Substance Use and Misuse within the past 3 years.
Current training (updated in December 2017) takes the form of a 4 module Elearning
sessions with an E-assessment.
CPPE certificates for all individuals providing the service from the pharmacy
must be uploaded onto the DPS system, before the commission
commences. All certificates must be dated within the last 3 years. The
commissioner will accept e-assessment certificates based upon the previous
CPPE substance use and misuse distance learning or e-learning modules so
long as they were completed within the last 3 years.
It is the responsibility of the designated pharmacist to be assured that all staff
(including support staff and locum pharmacists) are adequately trained to meet the
requirements of the service at all times and that information on the DPS is current
and updated as staff change.
Training schedule should include:
– The role of Needle And Syringe Co-ordinator
– The PharmOutcomes System and pages for the service
– Aims & objectives of a Needle and Syringe provision
– Other provision of Needle and Syringe in Warwickshire
– The Needle and Syringe procedure
– Equipment used within Needle and Syringe
– Clinical waste management
– Health promotion, safer injecting, overdose, drug awareness
– Policies & procedures for needle stick injuries, disposal of sharps, blood borne
viruses, confidentiality, contra-indications to service, dealing with young people