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.

Training Matters’ Recognition of Excellence Awards open for nominations

Entries and nominations for the 2021 Recognition of Excellence Awards, run by Training Matters magazine, are currently open until 23 March.

The Recognition of Excellence Awards is the only national awards programme exclusively for community pharmacy support staff, and focuses on rewarding hard-working and dedicated individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty to support their customers, patients, pharmacies and communities.

In addition to the usual individual categories, and due to popular demand, Training Matters has launched a brand-new Pharmacy Team of the Year Award for 2021 to recognise the joint efforts and team spirit that are the backbone of successful and supportive community pharmacies.

Entries and nominations are open until 23 March, 2021, with judging expected to take place in April and finalists decided in May.

Government restrictions permitting, the aim is to hold an Awards ceremony at a central London location in September, giving the finalists the opportunity to celebrate in style.

To submit an entry or nomination, go to: www.tmmagazine.co.uk/nominate2021 From here, you can choose your categories and complete a short online form for each individual in your chosen categories.

Entrants can enter themselves into as many of the nine categories as they wish and nominate other members of their pharmacy support team for these categories too.

If pharmacists, area managers or head office teams are proud of their support staff, they can nominate individuals or teams who deserve recognition.

And don’t forget, community pharmacy teams can be nominated for the brand-new Pharmacy Team of the Year Award too. Please note, this is the only category in which team nominations are eligible. All other categories are for individuals only.

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