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.


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This e-course aims to develop pharmacy professionals’ knowledge and skills in renal therapeutics.

The programme intends to enable pharmacy professionals working across all sectors to provide a person-centred approach to the healthcare of people at risk of, or living with, renal disease.

24h:00m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)

Learning Objectives:

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
  • describe and explain the core anatomy and function of the kidney
  • interpret laboratory data to establish renal function and identify decline
  • outline the role of a pharmacy professional in supporting a patient with renal impairment
  • identify sources for further information for pharmacy professionals and patients
  • optimise medicines safely and appropriately for people with renal impairment
  • apply the principles of hydration and nutrition supporting patients with renal impairment
  • use current renal guidelines and standards to support evidence-based decisions around prevention and treatment of renal disease
  • assess patients’ renal function and provide evidence-based support for their care.
external resource

Think Kidneys – the national campaign to raise awareness of our kidneys – their importance for life and health and how to look after them.


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