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Whether it’s to prepare for the next Quality Payments 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.

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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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e-workshop

Asthma - online


  • Released: 06/2020
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 2h:15m

The aim of this learning programme is for you to consider how we as pharmacy professionals in all sectors can support people who have asthma. You will apply your knowledge of asthma management and guidelines and explore how you can support people to manage their asthma, reduce complications and improve their quality of life.

Learning objectives

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

  • apply medicines optimisation principles in the context of asthma treatment
  • demonstrate how guidelines are used to provide optimum care for individual patients
  • examine whether a person’s asthma treatment is appropriate, recognising when treatment needs to be increased or decreased
  • implement a holistic approach to support people with asthma, considering all factors which influence their asthma control
  • enable people to self-manage their asthma with appropriate inhaler use and a personalised asthma action plan.

How to use this programme

Our e-workshops are run online using Zoom video conferencing. When you book onto an e-workshop you will automatically be registered onto the Zoom meeting and will receive emails from the meeting organiser about how to join.

Please note: You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the e-workshop.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees