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.




It’s a system that asks you to think about how you know that you are safe to practice. How can you assure your customers, patients and colleagues that you are up to date and that they can trust you? This is what revalidation seeks to show.

On this page we have pulled together a range of resources to guide you through revalidation and to support you in planning your own learning and approach for this new system.

We are working with colleagues from other organisations, such as the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Association of Pharmacy Technicians, to explore ways in which we can help you to think about the outcomes of your learning. It is essential that we recognise that we learn for a purpose and that purpose is to improve patient care through what we know, how we practice and the way in which we act and behave.

And our range of learning resources, through different approaches, will make this explicit and support you further as the revalidation system develops. We will help you to focus on choosing relevant learning, reflecting on outcomes and engaging in professional conversations with your peers. If you can think of other ways in which we can support you in this, then please use the feedback link and let us know.

Thank you.


Revalidation is a process to help you record what you have done to keep your knowledge and skills up to date, and reflect on how you have put this into practice throughout the past registration year.

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Revalidation is the new requirement from the GPhC and we're here to help you breeze through the process.

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Revalidation is the GPhC’s requirement for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to demonstrate that they are keeping their knowledge and skills up to date.

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