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.

19/10/2017 11:34:41

COPD Optimise launched

We are pleased to announce the release of our new Optimise learning programme. COPD - Focus on combined brochodilators provides clinically focused learning to help you optimise the treatment of patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

This programme will help you to reflect on your decision-making ability when reviewing the use of combined bronchodilators in COPD management. It will allow you to consider the benefits of combined bronchodilators and support you to feel confident in your consultations with patients.

There have been recent changes in the Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines in terms of the management of COPD and this Optimise programme will explore these changes. It will also allow you to look at new combined bronchodilator inhalers, to help you understand what they are and when to recommend these inhalers.

Whether you are an expert or non-expert, COPD Optimise will help you improve your management of COPD exacerbations and improve patient outcomes.

Access COPD Optimise


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