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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Leadership for healthy living pharmacies (all day event)

  • Released: 03/2017
  • Reviewed: 01/2019
  • Study time: 9h:0m

This resource will support pharmacy professionals who are interested in developing their leadership skills and behaviours to help their pharmacies work towards Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 Quality Criteria. During the event you will work through the dimensions of the Healthcare Leadership Model™ to identify your leadership strengths and weaknesses and explore the challenges and rewards of leadership.


Learning objectives

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

  • evaluate local health data and use it to plan your pharmacy services
  • assess your leadership strengths and identify areas for improvement
  • identify different leadership styles and discuss the strengths and limitations of each style
  • engage your team to deliver proactive healthy lifestyle advice
  • apply the principles of effective change management to support your team through the process of change
  • reflect on your own use of time and use the principles of time management to plan your time more effectively
  • delegate tasks efficiently and effectively.

Learning intended for

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