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.

17/01/2018 17:32:38

Closing dates fast approaching for Mary Seacole Leadership Programme

Time is running out for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in community pharmacy to apply for a place on one of our cohorts of the Mary Seacole Leadership Programme.

We are no longer accepting applications for the first eight cohorts, so there are only seven remaining cohorts across England for you to secure a place.

Places on the programme are being fully funded to participants via the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF).

Closing dates are fast approaching for Sheffield (24 January 2018), Preston (26 January 2018), Newcastle (23 January 2018) and Basingstoke (30 January 2018).

The remaining cohorts will take place in Warwick, Cambridgeshire and Liverpool.

This NHS-led flagship programme is designed to develop your leadership and management skills to enable you to drive quality services in community pharmacy and make a difference to the health of the patients you see.

The pharmacy profession is going through change with a vision for community pharmacy to become more integrated into the wider healthcare team with a key role in medicines optimisation.

The Mary Seacole Leadership Programme will actively encourage you to consider what that change means for you, and what you can do to be a success in the workplace.

The programme runs for six months and is available in various regions across the country, preparing you for the demands of leadership in the healthcare system today.

To find out more information, including cohort dates, how to apply and why you should apply, visit our dedicated webpage.

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