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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09/08/2017 14:00:40

Professionalism: a CPD programme for pharmacy technicians updated

Our distance learning programme Professionalism: a CPD programme for pharmacy technicians has been recently updated to reflect changes in Standards for pharmacy professionals – the new guidelines issued by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) in May 2017.

The aim of this programme is to raise the understanding of professionalism for pharmacy technicians and encourage pharmacy technicians to strive for professional excellence, improving health outcomes for patients.

By the end of this learning programme, you should be able to:  

  • define professionalism and describe how it impacts on behaviour and attitude
  • list the nine standards detailed in the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) document Standards for pharmacy professionals and explain how this applies to you in your role
  • examine your professional judgment in the programme’s activities and identify areas for self-development
  • describe how CPD links to professionalism
  • use the Foundation Pharmacy Framework (FPF) to demonstrate professionalism.

Access the Professionalism distance learning now to ensure your knowledge and skills are up to date.

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