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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Cardiac arrhythmias

  • Released: 07/2018
  • Reviewed: 11/2023
  • Study time: 2h:0m
  • Standard price: £10.00
  • NHS England-funded price: £0.00

This programme aims to help you develop the therapeutic knowledge you need to support the clinical management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias. It provides you with an overview of the most common cardiac arrhythmias, and how they are identified and diagnosed in practice.

Learning outcomes

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme, you should be able to:

  • describe the different types of cardiac arrhythmias and their clinical presentation
  • explain how cardiac arrhythmias are diagnosed
  • discuss the impact that living with an arrhythmia may have on the patient, their families and carers
  • appraise the management of atrial fibrillation by reviewing the evidence base and patient perspective
  • assess the contribution of pharmacy professionals to the care of people with arrhythmias and formulate a personal plan to enhance the contribution you make in practice.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can access this e-learning programme through your web browser on your computer. You will need to be connected to the internet while you work through it. You may be taken to another website to complete this programme.

On your tablet device: To access this programme on a mobile device or tablet you may need to download the free Articulate app or you can access this programme through your web browser. If you access this programme on a device with a smaller screen, functionality may be reduced.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists