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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18/10/2017 15:48:51

Introduction to public health e-course and e-assessment

We have just released a new self-directed e-course, Introduction to public healthThis programme has been designed to implement the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's (RPS) public health standards to help pharmacy professionals gain confidence in promoting and protecting public health in practice.

Alongside the launch of the e-course, we have also released the Introduction to public health (2017) e-assessment, to test you on the learning in the e-course.

This e-course is an interactive way to learn about the basics of public health. It signposts to many different resources and aligns itself to the nine professional public health standards from the RPS. Introduction to public health offers a variety of activities, videos and resources to help support pharmacy professionals. There are four modules: What is public health, Why is public health important, Pharmacy's role in public health and How to deliver quality and innovation in public health services.

This course can support you leading up to the next quality payment scheme review point, as you will need to have an awareness of local public health and pharmacy needs. This e-course will help you achieve successful completion of public health criteria for the Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 self-assessment.

Access Introduction to public health now.

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