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 Deprescribing: Focus on safe and appropriate deprescribing Optimise programme

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Optimise programme, Deprescribing: Focus on safe and appropriate deprescribing.

As a pharmacy professional, you can play an important role in deprescribing. This can range from identification of potentially inappropriate medicines through to discontinuing a medicine.

The programme aims to support you to recognise a person-centred approach to deprescribing that considers the patient’s perspective and experiences. After working through the programme with your colleagues, you will be able to apply a stepwise approach to the process of deprescribing from identification through to reducing or stopping a medicine.

Our Optimise programmes provide pharmacy professionals who work in a clinical setting with the opportunity to learn with colleagues in small group learning sessions. This learning format provides you with clinically focused learning from experts across the country to help you optimise your patients’ treatment in different topic areas.

For more information on our Deprescribing: Focus on safe and appropriate deprescribing Optimise programme, click here.

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