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.

Week 4 of our New Year, New Contract campaign

Welcome to Week 4 of our New Year, New Contract campaign.

This week we will be focusing on the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) and why it has been included as a part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF). 

The PQS aims to help community pharmacies become more integrated into the wider healthcare system and comprises of six quality domains including risk management and patient safety, prevention of ill health, medicines safety, asthma reviews, digital enablers and integration into local primary care networks (PCNs).

This week’s learning includes a video of Janice Perkins, chair of the Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group, who discusses why the PQS is important and what it means for community pharmacy.

The learning also includes links to other useful resources such as our PQS webpage, the PSNC and NHS England.

To access the campaign learning, visit our dedicated campaign webpage.

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