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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distance learning

Acute coronary syndromes - learning@lunch

  • Released: 08/2014
  • Reviewed: 11/2016
  • Study time: 5h:0m
  • Standard price: £15.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

The aim of this programme is to support you to advance your knowledge and skills in relation to the diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndromes.

Learning objectives

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

  • list the different types of acute coronary syndromes (ACS)
  • describe the signs, symptoms and diagnosis of the different types of ACS
  • describe the management of ACS in the context of national and local guidelines
  • work with other members of the healthcare team to ensure that patients are involved in making informed decisions about their care
  • identify risks relating to medicines when patients transfer between care settings
  • identify opportunities for medicines optimisation in patients with ACS
  • understand the long-term management and secondary prevention strategies for patients following ACS
  • apply your knowledge of ACS to optimise medicines in the following case studies: ST elevation myocardial infarction, and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction.

How to use this programme

Your key contact in a hospital or primary care setting will order the materials for any learning@lunch sessions you attend. They will give you the pre-workshop reading material in advance of the session and give you the workshop booklet at the session. You can also download the pre-workshop reading material in PDF form.

You can also access this programme through your learning community.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees
  • CPPE registrants