NHS priorities

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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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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distance learning

Children and young people's medicines - learning@lunch module


  • Released: 07/2014
  • Reviewed: 10/2016
  • Study time: 6h:0m
  • Standard price: £15.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

The aim of this programme is to provide a better understanding of your role in the management of medicines for children and young people in hospital and primary care settings.

Learning objectives

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

  • appraise the evidence base for paediatric medicine
  • determine which reference sources to use for specific situations in medicines management for children and young people
  • demonstrate an understanding of the licensing and formulation issues that must be considered when dealing with medicines for children and young people
  • apply the appropriate dose adjustments for the developmental age, stage and circumstance of the child or young person
  • discuss the factors affecting medicines adherence in children and young people and employ methods for improving concordance and compliance
  • find solutions to some of the key issues affecting medicines administration and management in schools.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can open this programme as a PDF in your web browser. We recommend that you download and save it to your computer and view it through Adobe Reader.

On your tablet device: If you would like to view this programme on your tablet device you can download the PDF and open it within a free PDF reader app. We have tested this type of programme in a few apps and found that it works in the Adobe Reader app on Android and Apple devices and the PDF Reader app on Apple devices.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees
  • CPPE registrants