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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The General Data Protection Regulation - making it work

  • Released: 07/2018
  • Reviewed: 11/2023
  • Study time: 1h:0m

The aim of this e-learning programme is to develop the awareness, understanding and skills necessary for community pharmacy teams to implement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and associated legislation.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the importance of GDPR
  • discuss your responsibilities as a pharmacy team member with regards to GDPR
  • explain how your pharmacy will demonstrate its compliance with GDPR
  • identify a personal data incident within the pharmacy and know how to report it
  • implement effective solutions to ensure your pharmacy is compliant with GDPR
  • support other members of your pharmacy team to access resources which enable the implementation of GDPR.

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