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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.

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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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Atrial fibrillation detection in community pharmacy: what you need to become service ready

  • Released: 01/2019
  • Reviewed: 10/2023
  • Study time: 2h:0m
  • Standard price: £10.00
  • NHS England-funded price: £0.00

The aim of this learning programme is to highlight current atrial fibrillation (AF) detection services in community pharmacy and support pharmacy professionals to consider their learning and development needs in order to carry out an AF detection service.

Learning outcomes

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

  • outline what atrial fibrillation is and how it is diagnosed and managed
  • discuss what atrial fibrillation detection initiatives are already happening in community pharmacy
  • explore what learning resources are available to support the delivery of an atrial fibrillation detection service
  • develop an action plan to become service ready.

How to use this programme

You can access this e-learning programme using a web browser on any device. You will need to be connected to the internet while you work through it.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists
  • CPPE registrants