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.

New Atrial fibrillation detection in community pharmacy e-learning

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new e-learning programme - Atrial fibrillation detection in community pharmacy: what you need to become service ready.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart condition that causes an irregular heart rate, which is often abnormally fast. The condition can be difficult to diagnose as it can be asymptomatic, but AF can cause problems such as dizziness, shortness of breath and an increased risk of stroke.

Our Atrial fibrillation detection programme will equip pharmacy professionals with the knowledge of current AF services available in community pharmacy. The programme also considers what is needed to be able to carry out a safe and effective AF detection service.

On completion of the programme, pharmacy professionals will have developed an action plan to become service ready.

The e-learning programme is an interactive, self-study resource that is intended to take around two hours of study time. Find out more and access the programme by clicking here.

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