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.

Mental health e-course starts 10 January 2022

Coronavirus plunged the world into uncertainty, and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. All of this is taking its toll on people's mental health, particularly those already living with mental health problems.

During these times would you like to:

  • feel more confident about supporting people with mental health problems?
  • learn more about some mental health problems and how they are managed?
  • explore new ways to improve outcomes for people with mental health problems using a person-centred approach?

If you have answered yes, then this course is for you.

The Mental health e-course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to support people with mental health problems who you meet in your practice. Completing this course will help you feel more confident providing advice to people with mental health problems and delivering a high-quality service.

During the course, you will complete eight units, including reading, activities and discussions forums to help you improve your knowledge of mental health problems and consider how you can use this to support people in your practice.

Mental health problems covered:

  • depression
  • anxiety disorders
  • sleep disorders
  • bipolar disorder
  • schizophrenia
  • dementia.

We will also consider mental health problems in older people, children and young adults.

Further information
Start date: Monday 10 January 2022
Length of course: 12 weeks
Time commitment: five to six hours per week

Click here for more information.

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