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.

Acute coronary syndromes

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This factsheet covers coronary heart disease in general while offering a description of what acute coronary syndromes are. It goes on to discuss management options and signpost to patient resources.

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This NICE clinical knowledge summary (CKS) topic covers the use of prophylactic treatments, rehabilitation, and modification of risk factors in people who have had a myocardial infarction (MI) and do not have heart failure.

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Acute coronary syndrome (unstable angina and myocardial infarction) is a cardiac cause of chest pain. This section of this NICE clinical knowledge summary (CKS) explores recognition and management of ACS.

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This guideline covers the early and longer-term (rehabilitation) management of acute coronary syndromes. These include ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and unstable angina. The guideline aims to improve survival and quality of life for people who have a heart attack or unstable angina.

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This review provides an overview of the challenges associated with the management of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in older people whilst offering practical management suggestions.

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