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.

Shared decision making

Complimentary programmes

The CPPE Shared decision making programme consists of a self-directed e-course with opportunity to discuss your learning with peers. The programme takes around six to ten weeks to complete and requires a significant time commitment. The overall aim of this course is to create a culture shift in practice, by supporting pharmacy professionals to embed shared decision making as part of personalised care. In order to achieve this culture shift, we recognise that there is a significant time commitment required. If you want to learn more about shared decision making but are not currently in a position to apply for the CPPE programme, there are other programmes available to you.

NICE/Keele University Shared decision making learning package

The NICE/Keele University Shared decision making learning package consists of six online modules. Completion time is approximately four hours. It is open access, and aimed at all healthcare professionals. This learning package supports the implementation of the NICE Shared decision making guideline [NG197].

This learning package offers modules which cover evidence-based medicine, and probability and uncertainty. While we explore these topics in the CPPE programme, we do not cover them in the same level of detail. For this reason, we recommend that this programme is particularly beneficial for all those who want to learn more about how to review evidence and share information on risks and benefits of different treatment options.

NICE Shared decision making learning

Personalised Care Institute Shared decision making e-learning

The Personalised Care Institute (PCI) Shared decision making e-learning has a completion time of approximately 30 minutes. It is open to all health and care professionals who are registered with the Personalised Care Institute. This e-learning aligns to the Personalised Care Institute curriculum and covers aspects of the core capabilities to communicate and build relationships, as well as to engage, enable and support people. We recommend this programme for those who currently have a limited amount of time available to commit to a shared decision making programme, and see this as a valuable first step in learning about this topic area.

PCI Shared decision making e-learning