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.

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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e-learning

Health inequalities


  • Released: 08/2021
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 2h:0m
  • Standard price: £10.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

In this programme, you will learn what is meant by health inequalities and how it affects people. You will identify the needs of your local population to provide a tailored service that meets their needs. You will also learn how to work with the multiprofessional team to manage and prevent long-term conditions while reducing health inequalities.

Learning objectives

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

  • describe what is meant by health inequalities and how health inequalities can affect individuals
  • explain pharmacy teams’ unique role in addressing health inequalities by delivering health promotion, prevention and improvement interventions to prevent and support the management of long-term health conditions in the community
  • recognise how pharmacy can work with other local organisations and members of the local community in order to enable better access to healthcare services
  • use the knowledge that you have gained about the needs of your local population in order to provide a more tailored and individualised service
  • apply what you have learnt to deliver personalised care to those who access your services, recognising the both the positive and negative impacts that these interactions may have on each person.

How to use this programme

You can access this e-learning programme using a web browser on any device. You will need to be connected to the internet while you work through it.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists
  • CPPE registrants