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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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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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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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Evidence-informed clinical decision making

  • Released: 10/2016
  • Study time: 8h:0m
  • Standard price: £250.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

The aim of this study day is to reinforce and refresh existing knowledge and introduce new concepts of evidence-informed decision making for the care of individual people.

The study day will be led by the NICE medicines and prescribing programme team, who are responsible for the NICE medicines and prescribing associate programme. The programme promotes quality, safety and efficiency in prescribing and medicines optimisation.

You might find it useful to read the following before attending: NICE blog: Should I be taking statins?


Learning objectives

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

  • demonstrate ability to explain what evidence-based medicine means in practice
  • apply evidence-based medicine principles to specific patients and populations to implement NICE guidelines, act on audit findings and reduce variation in prescribing
  • apply information mastery principles to finding relevant and valid summaries of high-quality evidence
  • demonstrate an understanding of the major theories underpinning decision making in health care
  • explain and demonstrate the principles of patient-centred care and shared decision making, including explaining risks and benefits of treatments to patients/carers.

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.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists