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 NHS Discharge Medicines Service e-learning programme now available

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new e-learning programme – NHS Discharge Medicines Service: improving outcomes for patients transferring care.

This programme aims to support community pharmacy professionals to deliver the NHS Discharge Medicines Service, which will launch on 15 February 2021.

It will also enable pharmacy professionals in other settings to understand how their role links to the patient’s journey through this service.

This e-learning includes interactive activities, quizzes, and animations to help you to understand the patient’s journey through the service. It also contains case studies to help you put your learning into practice.

NHS Discharge Medicines Service: improving outcomes for patients transferring care covers:

· why the NHS Discharge Medicines Service has been introduced

· what community pharmacy professionals need to know and do to deliver the service

· the role that pharmacy professionals in other sectors play in the patient’s journey

· the importance of good communication with patients as part of the service

· how community pharmacy teams link with other healthcare professionals to support safe and effective transfer of care for patients when they move from a care setting back into the community.

On completion of the programme, you should be able to outline the context of the NHS Discharge Medicines Service and discuss the benefits of the service with your patients. It will allow you to support person-centred consultations with patients referred through the service, to improve their understanding of their medicines

This programme is open to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pre-registration trainees and CPPE registrants.

To access the programme, visit: https://www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/transfer-e-02

For more information on the Discharges Medicines Service, please visit the NHS website or the PSNC website.

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