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.

13/03/2018 10:23:12

Clinical medication review e-course launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new e-course, Clinical medication review: a person-centred approachwhich begins on Monday 23 April 2018.

This 12 week e-course will equip you with the clinical knowledge needed to identify medicines issues and make clinical decisions based on key information and the patient’s ideas, concerns and expectations.

Clinical medication review supports the aims of the NHS Medicines Value Programme. As pharmacy professionals, you are well placed to help patients get the best choice of medicine and to improve the quality of prescribing. This course can help in developing the confidence and clinical understanding to support the Medicines Value Programme, and help you carry out person-centred decision-making.

Each week of the e-course will focus on a key priority area for medicines optimisation, as well as a number of ‘reading weeks’ to accommodate busy working periods and allowing those undertaking the course to reflect on and consolidate the previous weeks’ learning.

There are weekly case studies, supported by national guidelines and policy, which use patient records and the patient's story to allow you to establish shared decision-making in the medication review consultation.

Completion of this e-couse will give you an appropriate level of clinical judgement and skills to provide prioritised recommendations to a prescriber resulting from a clinical medication review, ensuring to take into account the patient's ideas, concerns and expectations.

Book a place on Clinical medication review: a person-centred approach.

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