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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Domestic abuse awareness (Safe Spaces training)

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  • Study time: 0h:30m

This e-learning contains an overview of domestic abuse, what it is and who it affects, and provides some guidance about what to do in the event of someone entering your pharmacy looking for a safe space.

This programme contains content on domestic abuse which you might find difficult, regardless of whether you have lived experience of domestic abuse. If you require support, you can contact the services below:

England: National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247 (24 hour)

Scotland: Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline 0800 027 1234 (24 hour)

Wales: Live Fear Free Helpline 0808 801 0800 (24 hour)

Northern Ireland: Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline 0808 802 1414 (24 hour)

Men's Advice Line: 0808 8010327 (Monday-Friday: 9am-8pm)

For employees and employers: Respond to Abuse Advice Line 020 3879 3695

Learning outcomes

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

  • outline the purpose of a Safe Space in your pharmacy
  • respond and refer victims of domestic abuse to the self-service Safe Space in your organisation
  • confidently signpost victims of domestic abuse to access specialist support information including the Bright Sky App
  • understand some of the different types of abuse and how they may impact on individuals through the ‘Cycle of Abuse’.

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
  • CPPE registrants