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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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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.


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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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focal point workshop

Epilepsy - focal point


  • Released: 05/2016
  • Reviewed: 04/2017
  • Study time: 5h:0m
  • Standard price: £120.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

To enable pharmacy teams to develop their knowledge and skills in the holistic management of epilepsy, in order to support patients and their relatives and carers more effectively as part of a wider multidisciplinary team.

#CPPEepilepsy

Learning objectives

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

  • list the causes of epilepsy, potential trigger factors and safety risks
  • discuss the principles of epilepsy treatment and the various treatments available
  • provide individualised information for people with epilepsy on concurrent issues such as contraception, pregnancy and driving
  • outline the considerations for children, older people and people with a learning disability who also have epilepsy
  • signpost patients, carers and other healthcare professionals to local and national epilepsy pathways and other additional resources for further help and support.

How to use this programme

When you book onto this workshop you will be able to access the resources that you need to complete your learning. If there is a pre-workshop book associated with your workshop, then this will be sent to you in the post and you will also be able to download it in PDF form.

At the workshop your facilitator will provide any materials for you to refer to and complete during the event.

You can also access this programme through your learning community.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees