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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European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017

On Monday 23 October 2017, we are launching a campaign with Public Health England to raise awareness about the dangers associated with antibiotic resistance.

The campaign will run in the lead-up to European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) on Saturday 18 November 2017.

Over the next four weeks, we will be running a series of challenges to inspire the whole pharmacy team to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics and reduce antimicrobial resistance in the community.

We have a dedicated EAAD page on our website where you can find out all the details of the campaign.


Antibiotic resistance - the emerging threat

Antibiotic resistance represents a global threat to healthcare as more resistant strains emerge and less antibiotics are developed.

Without weapons to fight the resistance, everyday infections can become grave and life-threatening.

In addition, surgical procedures and patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy can become compromised by a lack of prophylaxis.

With your help we can reduce the resistance and improve patient healthcare outcomes.

To get an insight into what life would be like in a post-antibiotic era, visit the website for the short film, CATCH, where you can watch a trailer and sign up for the launch of the film.


Pledge your support

The challenges in our campaign include:

  • Week 1 - Promoting the importance of hand hygiene. We have put together an animation for you to watch and reflect on your own practices and how you can engage with the public.
  • Week 2 - Get the public involved by encouraging five members of the public to pledge to be Antibiotic Guardians. You can get people to pledge by clicking here.
  • Week 3 - Complete the EAAD online e-challenge (released 8 November) available on our website.
  • Week 4 - Access the e-bug website and reflect on the available resources for children and young adults to learn about infectious disease early on. Encourage your colleagues to view the website and share it with others.

Show your support for this important campaign by becoming an Antibiotic Guardian today.

Share your pledges and success stories with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #CPPEEAAD17.

Watch our EAAD campaign promotional video and get involved:

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