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.

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Hypertension and prevention of cardiovascular disease study day

The Hypertension and prevention of cardiovascular disease study day is now available to book across the country.

The event is open to all pharmacy professionals and is targeted at those working in GP practices or who are interested in the role of working in a GP.

This study day will support you to optimise medicines and reduce modifiable risk factors for patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and those with established CVD.

This learning will support you in:

  • recognising the relative benefits of different lifestyle modifications for hypertension
  • describing opportunities for improvement in your GP practice, in line with NHS RightCare optimal value pathway on cardiovascular disease prevention
  • conducting person-centred consultations to support patients to reduce their CVD risk
  • analysing clinical and patient information for people with coronary heart disease
  • developing clinical management plans to optimise medicines for people with coronary heart disease  
  • creating an action plan to improve CVD prevention in your GP practice.

These events have limited capacity so book now to ensure that you don’t miss out.

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