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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17/05/2017 16:49:51

Summary Care Records in community pharmacy updated

We are pleased to announce an extensive update of our Summary Care Records in community pharmacy e-learning programme.

NHS Summary Care Records (SCRs) give you instant access to important patient clinical data 24 hours every day and empowers you to make informed decisions.

There are many benefits to using this system: immediate resolution of patient queries, preventing unnecessary patient referrals, reassurance, reduction in waiting time and maintenance of supply.

The e-learning programme has been revised and updated to reflect the latest insights from the 90+ percent of pharmacies that are already successfully using the SCR.

It also signposts you to the new processes for implementing SCRs in your pharmacy and for pharmacy professionals.

The programme highlights the important information governance processes and provides case study examples that demonstrate the benefits and advantages of making it a part of your everyday practice.

You don’t need to re-take the assessment if you have already passed, but you could take another look at the programme to see how SCR use has changed for community pharmacy.

Access the updated programme today.

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