NHS priorities

Whether it’s to prepare for the next Pharmacy Quality 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.

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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 18–24 November 2022

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest threats to public health. As resistance increases, everyday infections can become life-threatening and treatment options limited. The main theme of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2022 is ‘Preventing antimicrobial resistance together’, highlighting how the fight against antimicrobial resistance requires a global approach.

Join us across our social media channels this week, where we will be posting a range of resources and information relating to antimicrobial resistance. We will also be taking part in the official Global Twitter Storm on 18 November between 1-2pm for European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD). Get involved using the hashtags #AntibioticGuardian, #KeepAntibioticsWorking, and #WAAW.

For more information on antimicrobial resistance, visit our EAAD and WAAW page, which shows how you can support effective antimicrobial stewardship within your role using an interactive storyboard exercise. You can also visit our Antimicrobial resistance learning gateway.

To commit to fighting antimicrobial resistance, visit the Antibiotic guardian website and choose or renew your pledge to become an antibiotic guardian. You can show your support for this important campaign by also encouraging colleagues and friends to do the same.

Share your pledges and success stories, and look out for more information, on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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