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.

11/03/2024 09:20:21

Osteoporosis: a focus on prevention e-learning programme now live

In the UK, over 3.5 million people are living with osteoporosis, and one in two women over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.

We’re thrilled to announce the upcoming Osteoporosis: a focus on prevention e-learning programme. Made for pharmacy professionals in all areas of practice, this programme is an opportunity for you to raise your awareness of osteoporosis and identify ways you can help people to reduce their risk of developing osteoporosis and fragility fractures.   

As part of this programme, consider your role in identifying people with risk factors and providing person-centred care to help people reduce their risk of osteoporosis. You will also consider your role and the contributions you can make in applying a shared decision-making approach to supporting people with pharmacological and non-pharmacological ways of reducing risk.  

In addition, consider how to discuss the condition and its impact on fracture risk in a sensitive and person-centred way, and how to have conversations on lifestyle changes that can reduce risk and improve outcomes for people with osteoporosis. 

For more information, including how to register, visit:


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