This module is designed to support pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to understand the new guidance and requirements around the safe supply of Valproate medicines.
- Understand the background to the new regulations around the supply of valproate medicines.
- Learn about the risks around the supply of valproate medicines to girls and women.
- Find out about the latest advice concerning the supply of valproate to women an girls.
- Be signposted to further educational resources available to support the safe supply of valproate.
As with any medicine related issue pharmacists have a key role to play. Janice Perkins FRPharmS, Chair of the Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group commented:
“Community pharmacy teams are perfectly placed to support women and girls taking valproate, working closely with their local GP surgery teams to raise awareness, reduce potential risks of harm and make a difference.”
Features of the module
- The module consists of a series of lessons. Mark each as complete to continue. Marking each lesson complete saves your progress.
- There are a series of animations throughout to recap the learning content.
- There is a knowledge check quiz at the end of the module.
- As you progress you will earn achievements. You can view these subsequently in your ‘achievements’ section of your user account.
- Once you successfully complete the final quiz you will receive a certificate of completion of the module.
Feedback on those who have completed the module
“Great idea and loved the resource links being available to allow us to print items off for patients- Quick and informative with all info given in bite-sized easy to understand chunks- good that a relevant topic was chosen- perhaps new NSAID toolkit could be chosen next or Viagra Connect or new malarial otc product or new three-drug combo inhalers like Trimbow etc.”
“Really this very important course for me because here in my country there is no full or reliable information about dispensing this drug to women or even girls so I am very interested in it. It’s useful to me and I will follow this guide in my job as a Community Pharmacist.”