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.

Our Clinical calculations for pharmacy professionals e-assessment is now live

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Clinical calculations for pharmacy professionals e-assessment. This e-assessment supports the learning from the Clinical calculations for pharmacy professionals e-learning programme

The e-assessment will help you to test your ability to accurately perform drug calculations in different clinical scenarios and help to ensure safe and effective drug dosing for individual patients.

The ability to accurately perform calculations affecting patient care is one of the important topics tested in the GPhC registration exam. The Clinical calculations for pharmacy professionals programme aims to support pharmacy professionals with calculations in clinical settings when preparing, prescribing or checking medicines, or when advising other healthcare professionals.

The e-learning programme provides you with four short case studies to work through so that you can see how the calculations you are making relate to patient care and every day clinical practice. After each question there is a video showing how we have worked out the suggested answer.

The four case studies are:

  • renal impairment
  • palliative care
  • paediatric ward
  • formulation changes

Although the case studies are based on hospital and clinical primary care settings, the principles involved can be applied to any sector of pharmacy and may help to support safe service delivery as the clinical role for community pharmacy expands.

Access and successful completion of the e-assessment will contribute to your own personal development plan, be recorded in your My CPPE record and will enable you to complete a CPD entry on the learning.

You can access the e-assessment directly here or from the e-learning programme web page where you can see the full list of learning outcomes.

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