Positive Impact CPD Program

Through Positive Impact pharmacists receive a selection of CPD courses to assist with their continuing professional development (CPD) requirements. In this way, pharmacists can plan their training programme a year in advance. Positive Impact CPD takes into consideration professional, leadership, and soft skills development. This gives the pharmacist the opportunity to develop in every sphere of their work environment. 

View our 2019 course list 

To start a course please click on the title of the course below and enter the course enrolment key. 

Free Course:


There are no pharmacological treatments that are known to prevent or cure osteoarthritis. Current management is directed at providing symptomatic relief. Pharmacological treatments are adjuncts that offer at best moderate symptom relief and the key to management is a combination of this with lifestyle change. Exercise regimens should include local muscle strengthening (e.g. quadriceps muscle exercises for knee OA) combined with general aerobic fitness. Ideally, patients should have an individualised exercise programme they can perform daily.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants should have a better understanding of

  • Non-pharmacological management of osteoarthritis
  • Initial management
  • Recommended management of hand and knee osteoarthritis
  • Oral NSAIDs
  • Opioid analgesics
  • Other treatment
  • Joint surgery

Depression in children and young people- identification and management

As one of the most common paediatric psychiatric disorders, pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to be aware of the symptoms of depression and be able to assess children and young people who may be at risk. 

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course participants should be able to explain:

  • Four Tier Framework
  • When to refer
  • Diagnostic Criteria – Signs and Symptoms
  • Treatment
  • Psychotherapies
  • Pharmacological treatments
  • The role of the pharmacy team

Diagnosis and management of hospital-acquired pneumonia

This article will focus on the diagnosis and management of HAP episodes in older adults. It aims to support pharmacists and healthcare professionals inappropriately diagnosing and managing the condition.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course participants should be able to explain:

  • The aetiology and epidemiology of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP)
  • The risk factors for HAP
  • The symptoms and diagnosis of HAP
  • The treatment and prevention of HAP


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