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.

New Insulins: focus on adjusting dose according to blood glucose levels Optimise

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Optimise programme – Insulins: focus on adjusting dose according to blood glucose levels.

Diabetes is a chronic disease and many people require insulin therapy to achieve their blood glucose targets. Poor control of blood glucose levels can lead to side effects such as hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia, which can cause dangerous complications.

Our Insulins Optimise programme aims to enable pharmacy professionals feel more confident when interpreting blood glucose levels and suggesting insulin dose adjustments.

Our Optimise programmes are intended to last up to one hour - approximately 20 minutes of preparation and 40 minutes' small group learning. This learning format provides you with clinically focused learning from experts across the country to help you optimise your patients’ treatment.

If you work in a clinical setting you can work through our Insulins Optimise programme with your colleagues by clicking here.

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