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.


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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.


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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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13/04/2017 10:33:04

Level 1 assessment now available for pharmacy support staff

We've developed Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: Level 1 e-assessment for pharmacy support staff. Completion of this assessment will prove your competence at Level 1 of the intercollegiate document: Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competences for health care staff (March 2014).

Before attempting the assessment, we recommend that you work through our e-learning programme Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: a guide for the pharmacy team.

The e-learning programme supports you to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to identify and effectively handle any safeguarding concern should one arise in the course of your practice. This includes suspected victims of child sexual exploitation and female genital mutilation as well as those at risk of radicalisation. This programme has been developed to map to levels 1 and 2 of the intercollegiate document: Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competences for health care staff (March 2014).

Our Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: Level 2 e-assessment is available for GPhC registered pharmacy professionals.

All pharmacy staff who come into contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults have a responsibility to safeguard. You should know what to do if you have concerns about safeguarding issues. Pharmacy support staff are required to meet Level 1 competences, while GPhC registered pharmacy professionals are required to meet the Level 2 competences (and some with more specialist roles will also be required to meet Level 3 competences).

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