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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online course

Clinical pharmacist update: Primary care pathways

  • Released: 05/2020
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 10h:0m
  • Standard price: £250.00
  • NHS England-funded price: £0.00

This online course is for pharmacists completing one of the following learning pathways: Clinical pharmacists in general practice education, or Primary care pharmacy education pathways. You are only permitted to book and attend this online course if you are participating in one of these learning pathways.

This online course is delivered by Red Whale, one of the leading providers of primary care education in the UK.

The Clinical pharmacist update course is a comprehensive, fully interactive lecture and case-based course covering all the latest evidence and guidelines relevant to your day-to-day practice in primary care.

Red Whale will provide your login for this online course. You will have access to the course for 12-months from the date that the course goes live. The course is divided into chapters so you can complete the course in any order and learn in bite sized chunks.

This programme is not openly available, please see the details above.

Learning outcomes

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

  • discuss the latest evidence and guidelines for long terms conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and respiratory medicine
  • identify how to separate long-term conditions when seeing a patient with multiple conditions and polypharmacy
  • formulate ideas for practice change, audit and quality improvement.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists