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.

Urinary incontinence and retention

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This NICE Clinical knowledge summary (CKS) offers background information on stress urinary incontinence, urgency urinary incontinence (which may be associated with overactive bladder), and mixed urinary incontinence in women. It also provides details on diagnosis and management.

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This NICE Clinical knowledge summary (CKS) offers background information on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men that are not caused by infection, inflammation, neurological disease, drugs, or cancer. It covers the management of voiding symptoms, overactive bladder, nocturnal polyuria, stress urinary incontinence, urinary retention, and post-micturition dribbles.

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This section of the BNF contains information about the medicines used to manage urinary retention.

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This section of the BNF contains information about managing urinary incontinence and the symptoms of overactive bladder syndrome. It includes information about the medicines used as well as non-pharmacological management.

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This page contains information on the causes and types of incontinence as well as advice for people who live with incontinence. It can be a used as a resource for patients.

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This page contains an overview of the causes and types of incontinence as well as advice for people who live with incontinence. It can be a used as a resource for patients.

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This page contains a series of guides, which cover products used in the management of incontinence. It can used as a resource to support patients.

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This page contains details of a free national helpline, which provides specialist advice on bladder and bowel health issues, continence promotion and options for managing incontinence; as well as signposting to local services. The helpline is available to healthcare professionals as well as patients.

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This guideline covers assessing and managing urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women aged 18 and over.

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