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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09/06/2017 10:57:24

We’ve updated our EHC e-learning programme in line with new guidance

In March, the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare launched new guidance on emergency contraception. We have updated our Emergency contraception e-learning programme to ensure it fits with this guidance and gives you the most up-to-date information.

If you are involved in advising or caring for women who may need emergency contraception, we recommend that you take this opportunity to update your learning.

Key changes iclude:

  • use of copper intrauterine devices (Cu-IUD) for emergency contraception
  • ulipristal acetate (ellaOne®) now classed as first-line oral emergency contraceptive
  • guidance relating to emergency contraception and earliest date of ovulation
  • updated figures from the Office of National Statistics.

The e-learning programme is broken down into two sections. Section 1 explains the background to the development of emergency contraception and its emergence as a pharmacy service. Section 2 focuses on the different stages of the consultation, from starting the conversation through to offering further advice after supplying emergency contraception.

Access the Emergency contraception e-learning programme.

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