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.

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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Inhaler technique learning event


  • Released: 12/2012
  • Study time: 3h:30m
  • Only available to GPhC members

This workshop will provide an overview of the clinical skills required to support respiratory patients to manage their condition and maximise the patient's quality of life. These events are very 'hands on' and for this reason are limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

Please note there is NO pre-workshop activity for this event.

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Learning objectives

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

  • describe the mechanism of different inhalers
  • explain how inspiratory flow can affect drug delivery for different inhalers and apply that to practice
  • counsel a patient on the correct use of all inhalers
  • select the appropriate inhaler for a patient using the In-check device.
Pharmaceutical companies may have provided financial support for the cost of the venues and subsistence, the trainers and materials used, but have had no influence or input into the content of the meetings or materials.

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
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees