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.

Health inequalities e-learning

We are pleased this week to announce the launch of our new Health inequalities e-learning programme.

This concise programme takes around two hours two complete. It explores what is meant by health inequalities and their impact; and goes on to detail what your role, as a pharmacy professional, is in addressing this issue. We aim to provide you with an understanding of the changes that you can make in your practice to address health inequalities, enabling you to provide a more tailored and individualised service to your local population.

We have developed this programme for pharmacy professionals. The cases and examples used have been tailored to community pharmacy, but can be applied across all sectors.

Tackling health inequalities is a key public health topic and one that all pharmacy professionals can work to address. We hope this programme can help you to reflect on your own understanding of the inequalities faced by the people who you meet in your place of work and provide you with a range of tools and approaches that you can use to put you in the best position to apply this knowledge in practice.

If you feel you would benefit from a greater understanding of health inequalities or want to find out more, please visit:






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