NHS priorities

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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multi-date workshop

Health coaching 2-day course

  • Released: 12/2016
  • Study time: 8h:0m

This programme focuses on building the conversational skills amongst health professionals to support behaviour change and self-management. It will enable pharmacists to understand how coaching can be used effectively within their clinical role, examining not only how to coach – but also looking at when and where health coaching is effective.

This course is suitable for pharmacists who are running clinics and will be delivered over 2 days with a 2 week break between day 1 and day 2 to enable clinical pharmacists to practice using health coaching techniques in their consultations. All applicants for this course must have passed the e-assessment prior to attending.

This course will be led OSCA, an organisation that has provided Coaching for Health training over the last six years to almost a thousand participants from almost every discipline across primary and secondary care.

Watch this short video to find out more about health coaching and how this approach can help you to have better conversations.


Learning objectives

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

  • describe the coaching approach for behavioural change
  • discuss how coaching skills can be used for building openness, trust and willingness in the consultation
  • use health coaching frameworks for structuring brief health coaching interventions
  • set effective goals with patients that encourage self-care
  • apply health coaching principles and frameworks in care planning
  • work with barriers and resistance to change (cognitive, emotional and behavioural)
  • apply the principles and skills of Motivational Interviewing and solution-focused Coaching.

How to use this programme

We will post the pre-workshop preparation for this workshop on Canvas at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists