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

Inhaler technique training videos


  • Study time: 1h:0m

Working through this series of videos should develop your ability to explain and teach inhaler technique to patients. The videos were developed by the Greater Manchester Inhaler Technique Improvement Innovation Project and are hosted on the Wessex HEIC website.

This is not a complete e-learning programme but a series of videos that you can review to evaluate how you support patients with different inhaler devices. You can find additional videos by looking at interactive inhaler demonstrations on asthma.org.uk.

Learning objectives

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

  • explain how to use each of the different inhaler devices
  • describe what actions you need to take to improve the way you support patients in using their inhalers correctly.

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.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees