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.

Find out what's on at The Pharmacy Show 2023 and book your place today

Boost your development at The Pharmacy Show 2023

The Pharmacy Show is back! In just a couple of months we’ll be returning to the NEC Birmingham, providing community pharmacy professionals across the country with access to invaluable training and development opportunities. The event is once again set to present helpful resources and invaluable insights for the betterment of your professional development.

There’s so much to see, hear and do at this year’s Pharmacy Show, and a plethora of reasons to get involved that will benefit you and your pharmacy practice.

  • Collaborate with thousands of colleagues and peers over two days.
  • Try out the latest products and solutions with over 300 cutting-edge suppliers.
  • Learn the latest tips and tricks for running a successful pharmacy.
  • Be inspired by the huge line up of expert speakers.
  • Upskill with expertise from over 150 live education seminars and talks.

At the end of two jam-packed days, you’ll feel confident in having acquired the tools, techniques, tips and tricks to help maximise your growth.

Hot topics to tackle

The transformative nature of technology has been a significant topic in the pharmacy profession. We’ve seen the impact digitisation has had throughout COVID-19. More recently, a report on the government’s pharmacy policy commitments has identified a need to improve technology in the sector, prompting further discussion on what needs to be done now and the possibilities that lie ahead.

In February, NHS England reported that just under a billion prescription items were dispensed electronically in the 2021-22 financial year, resulting in an array of benefits for pharmacy professionals, patients and the environment. While incredible progress has been made, the government has stated the target to eliminate paper prescribing by 2024 has been pushed back to 2025, as the recovery from COVID-19 continues.

In other tech-innovation news, digital tools are being utilised to detect undiagnosed hypertension, with Community Pharmacy Surrey and Sussex working with NHS Sussex to develop a pathway that will maximise the use of this service. As the trend of AI also intensifies, advanced AI methods are being used to personalise patient care at the bedside.

What’s on

Across nine theatres, The Pharmacy Show will feature over 200 speakers covering the most pressing national policy topics, important clinical updates and business intelligence. You’ll leave these sessions with a wealth of new knowledge and practical takeaways you can bring back to your place of work and implement immediately.

From the highly anticipated Keynote Theatre, where you’ll hear from NHS England and the associations representing pharmacy in the UK, to the Business and Technology Theatres taking a deep dive into various topics, here’s a taster of what to expect:

The Future of Community Pharmacy

  • Erutase (Tase) Oputu, English Pharmacy Board Chair and RPS Assembly, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Dr Leyla Hannbeck, Chief Executive, Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies
  • Alastair Buxton, Director of NHS Services, Community Pharmacy England

System Transformation - ICS Panel

  • Yousaf Ahmad, Chief Pharmacist and Director of Medicines, NHS Frimley, Frimley Health and Care ICS
  • Raliat Onatade, Chief Pharmacist, North East London Integrated Care System
  • Laura Angus, Interim Chief Pharmacist, Humber, Coast and Vale Integrated Care System
  • Shabina Azmi, ICB Chief Pharmacist, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

How your LPC can help you

  • Shilpa Shah, CEO, North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee
  • Ross Fraser, Senior Healthcare Operations Manager, Superdrug

We have lots more to share in future, so be sure to confirm your free place today at the link below:



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