NHS priorities

Whether it’s to prepare for the next Quality Payments 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.

Return to practice

Our Return to practice residential course supports:

  • pharmacists returning to community pharmacy practice following a career break
  • professionals wanting to change sector
  • pharmacists with recognised EEA qualifications who wish to practice community pharmacy in England.

If you have been out of practice or off the register for more than a year and want to return to pharmacy practice to provide NHS services in England within the next six months, this course is for you. Read our customer testimonials.

The course is divided into two two-day sessions. It supports you to update your clinical knowledge and skills, and gives you an opportunity to take part in a typical pharmacy day and to develop your communication skills. View our sample agendas for Days 1-2 and Days 3-4.

Read our frequently asked questions about returning to practice.

Return to practice is held in Ettington Chase Hotel, Banbury Road, Ettington, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7NZ.