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.


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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.


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Biochemistry

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Learn what blood results should be reviewed when a patient has an AKI, why they are important and the impact of medicines.


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Learn how to recognise abnormal biochemistry results, make recommendations on treatments for iron deficiency anaemia and the recommended monitoring requirements.


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Learn how to recognise abnormal liver function test results, how to explain this physiologically and the appropriate action to take when abnormal results are due to a medicine.


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Learn what blood results should be reviewed when assessing a patient's thyroid function, describe how these blood results differ when a patient has a thyroid disorder and interpret a patient's blood results to recommend interventions for their medicines.


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Learn what the monitoring requirements, and targets associated with HbA1c and cholesterol results, are for people with type 2 diabetes, interpret HbA1c and cholesterol biochemistry results accurately, and develop strategies to support patients in achieving their targets.


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Learn to recognise abnormal inflammatory markers, understand how these can be used to monitor an infection, and describe the appropriate action to take when a patient has a bacterial infection and their condition is not improving despite treatment.


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This e-assessment is linked with the case studies available on the Biochemistry gateway page and assesses you on the learning objectives within these short e-learning programmes.


Why should I do this assessment?

This e-assessment completes the learning you began with the case studies available on the Biochemistry gateway page. You will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge you have gained by relating biochemistry results to clinical scenarios. Access and successful completion will contribute to your own personal development plan, be recorded in your My CPPE record and will enable you to complete a CPD entry on the learning. It may also provide evidence for achieving competencies in the RPS Foundation or Advanced Pharmacy Frameworks.
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external resource

A website aimed at patients so they can understand clinical lab tests. This may help you reflect on how to communicate blood test results to patients.

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The aim of this e-learning programme is to provide learners with a basic awareness of important blood tests and how to interpret them in order to support the diagnosis and management of patients. Section 1 covers full blood count, inflammatory markers and coagulation.

There are three sections which make up this learning programme. To access the other sections, select the links below:

Section 2 covers chronic disease markers, urea and electrolytes and liver function tests.

Section 3 covers thyroid function tests, bone function tests and therapeutic drug monitoring.

Please note: this e-learning programme has been developed and provided by the Welsh Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education (WCPPE). Users should recognise that this programme may refer to Welsh policies and organisations.


3h:00m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)


Learning Objectives:

On completion of all three sections of this learning programme you should be able to:
  • explain the importance of laboratory testing in diagnostics and patient monitoring
  • demonstrate understanding of the theoretical basis of and varied approach to investigation and monitoring of interventions
  • advise on the appropriate treatment of patients with abnormal test results
  • recognise the drugs that require therapeutic drug monitoring.
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The aim of this e-learning programme is to provide learners with a basic awareness of important blood tests and how to interpret them in order to support the diagnosis and management of patients. Section 2 covers chronic disease markers, urea and electrolytes and liver function tests.

There are three sections which make up this learning programme. To access the other sections, select the links below:

Section 1 covers full blood count, inflammatory markers and coagulation.

Section 3 covers thyroid function tests, bone function tests and therapeutic drug monitoring.

Please note: this e-learning programme has been developed and provided by the Welsh Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education (WCPPE). Users should recognise that this programme may refer to Welsh policies and organisations.


3h:00m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)


Learning Objectives:

On completion of all three sections of this learning programme you should be able to:
  • explain the importance of laboratory testing in diagnostics and patient monitoring
  • demonstrate understanding of the theoretical basis of and varied approach to investigation and monitoring of interventions
  • advise on the appropriate treatment of patients with abnormal test results
  • recognise the drugs that require therapeutic drug monitoring.
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The aim of this e-learning programme is to provide learners with a basic awareness of important blood tests and how to interpret them in order to support the diagnosis and management of patients. Section 3 covers thyroid function tests, bone function tests and therapeutic drug monitoring.

There are three sections which make up this learning programme. To access the other sections, select the links below:

Section 1 covers full blood count, inflammatory markers and coagulation.

Section 2 covers chronic disease markers, urea and electrolytes and liver function tests.

Please note: this e-learning programme has been developed and provided by the Welsh Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education (WCPPE). Users should recognise that this programme may refer to Welsh policies and organisations.


3h:00m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)


Learning Objectives:

On completion of all three sections of this learning programme you should be able to:
  • explain the importance of laboratory testing in diagnostics and patient monitoring
  • demonstrate understanding of the theoretical basis of and varied approach to investigation and monitoring of interventions
  • advise on the appropriate treatment of patients with abnormal test results
  • recognise the drugs that require therapeutic drug monitoring.

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