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 VTE: Focus on reducing the risk of hospital-associated venous thromboembolism Optimise

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Optimise programme, VTE: Focus on reducing the risk of hospital-associated venous thromboembolism.

The programme aims to explore how pharmacy professionals can support the prevention of hospital-associated VTE in line with the new NICE guidance [NG89].

Our Optimise programmes provide pharmacy professionals who work in a clinical setting with the opportunity to learn with colleagues in small group learning sessions. The clinically focused content from a topic expert will allow learners to optimise the prevention of hospital-associated VTE.

The learning consists of preparation activities that will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and these focus on medicines optimisation and improved patient outcomes. The small group learning session should take around 40 minutes and includes activities on clinical controversies and clinical decision-making.

After completing the programme, participants will be able to reflect on how they communicate with patients regarding VTE prevention and compare local and national policies on VTE prevention, as well as being able to apply these policies to patient scenarios.

For more information on our VTE: Focus on reducing the risk of hospital-associated venous thromboembolism Optimise programme, click here.

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