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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Genomics in pharmacy: an introduction to person-centred consultations e-learning programme

Genomics and pharmacogenomics are transforming healthcare by supporting personalised medicine. This shift away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach is improving medicines optimisation and patient care in an increasing number of clinical areas.

While genomics has been used for some time in the diagnosis and management of rare diseases and some cancers, its use is rapidly expanding to more conditions and treatment pathways. As a pharmacy professional, you can play a key role as genomics moves into mainstream clinical practice by supporting people with information and resources.

Our Genomics in pharmacy: an introduction to person-centred consultations e-learning programme is for pharmacy professionals in all areas of practice, and aims to support the development of knowledge, skills and confidence in having person-centred consultations with people about genomics in everyday pharmacy practice. The consultation skills and approaches covered in this programme will support your discussions around genomics today and in the future, as this area of healthcare evolves. 

As you work through the programme, you will hear from people with lived experience of genomic testing, sharing their perspective and how pharmacy professionals can offer support. You will also hear from pharmacy and other healthcare professionals currently working in genomics services and genetic counselling. Their experiences and advice will help you think about the impact on your own practice and the conversations you may have.

The programme also includes guidance on how to share information in an accessible, inclusive and sensitive way, as well as signposting to appropriate resources and other sources of support when people undergo genetic testing.

This learning programme is for pharmacy professionals in all areas of practice. Find it here:


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