NHS priorities

Whether it’s to prepare for the next Pharmacy Quality Scheme deadline, or to increase your confidence in helping people with a learning disability, this section provides topic-specific pages that link to current NHS priorities. This section will support you in keeping your knowledge and skills up to date in order to provide high-quality pharmacy services and be service-ready.

Clinical pharmacy

Our clinical portfolio is expanding on a frequent basis, helping you to advance your knowledge and skills and deliver medicines optimisation in practice for all sectors of pharmacy. From two new focal points a year to our small group learning for hospital pharmacists – Optimise – this section focuses on clinical pharmacy, diseases and therapeutics.

Public health

The public health agenda is embedded in pharmacy, yet topics such as emergency contraception or stop smoking support are as prevalent as ever. As well as our public health workshops, use this section to access a wide range of resources to assure and maintain your competence, all underpinned by the Declaration of Competence system.

Plan your next steps at any stage of your career

We are here to help you fulfil your potential and develop your career, whether you are just starting out, returning after a break, looking to specialise or wanting to gain professional recognition.

If you are a trainee pharmacist you will now be well engaged in your role in practice and may want to explore opportunities to apply learning gained through your degree. If you are a newly qualified pharmacist you will be looking to extend the learning that you have gained during your foundation training year and develop your practice to meet the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Post-registration foundation curriculum outcomes. If you are a newly qualified pharmacy technician you will be registered with the GPhC and able to take advantage of all the learning opportunities we have to offer. We’ve developed different web pages to help you identify the most useful and important learning for these stages of your career as well as others.

If you are a more experienced pharmacy professional, you may want take stock of your career and reflect on what steps you want to take now. Why not explore areas of this pathway that are new to you and consider whether they offer a new role for you? Perhaps now is the time for you to start exploring practice as an accuracy checking pharmacy technician (ACPT) or pharmacist prescriber, or to learn more about careers in general practice.

Whatever stage of your career, perhaps now is the time to reflect on how you can support the learning and development of your wider team and drive forwards their learning to improve your service delivery and quality. 

We work closely with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) to ensure that our learning resources support your development as a professional and a leader, and link to national priorities and guidelines.

We also provide resources for you if you want to move from one sector of the profession to another, return to the GPhC register after a break or work in the UK for the first time.