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.

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.

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.

08/12/2017 12:03:17

Cardiology: focus on triple therapy in practice Optimise launched

We are pleased to confirm the latest addition to our Optimise suite of programmes - Cardiology: focus on triple therapy in practice.

According to the AF Association, one in four people will develop atrial fibrillation, which affects an estimated 1.5 million people in the UK.

People who undergo coronary artery stent placement and also have an indication for anticoagulation, such as atrial fibrillation, may be prescribed a number of medicines which are new to them, including triple therapy.

Pharmacy teams can empower patients by helping them to understand why the medicines are prescribed and the different durations.

Triple therapy in cardiology is a complex clinical situation where pharmacy teams can improve patient care.

This programme will help learners to understand how treatment is individualised to patients by weighing up risks and benefits.

Our Optimise programmes are intended to last up to one hour - approximately 20 minutes of preparation, and 40 minutes' small group learning.

So if you work in a clinical setting and wish to complete the learning with your colleagues, click here.

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