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 2023

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest threats to public health. As resistance increases, everyday infections can become life-threatening and treatment options become limited. The main theme of World Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week (WAAW) 2023 is ‘Preventing antimicrobial resistance together’, highlighting the fight against antimicrobial resistance requires a global approach.

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

In the meantime you can visit our Antimicrobial resistance gateway page and dedicated EAAD and WAAW webpage, which includes details on how you can support effective antimicrobial stewardship within your role using an interactive storyboard exercise.

Don’t forget to visit the Antibiotic guardian website to choose or renew your pledge to become an antibiotic guardian and commit to fighting antimicrobial resistance. 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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