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.

RPS publish care homes training resource to support COVID-19 response

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has published the new COVID-19 care homes training resource to support pharmacists and pharmacy technicians newly deployed to care home settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working in care homes during the pandemic can be hugely challenging for those with experience, let alone those new to the role. This is why, alongside other expert groups, CPPE has helped develop the new training resource to support the delivery of safe and effective patient care with confidence.

It covers clinical reviews, medicines supply, structured medication reviews and medicines information. The resource includes a self-assessment knowledge and capability guide, targeted learning using a range of resources and worked case studies which show how to apply knowledge in practice. It also provides tools for reflection, peer support and feedback.

Access to the RPS COVID-19 learning resources is free during the pandemic for the entire pharmacy profession, through registering on: www.rpharms.com or using RPS membership details.

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