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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Men's health


  • Released: 03/2010
  • Reviewed: 01/2018
  • Study time: 8h:0m
  • Standard price: £20.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

We've written this learning programme to help you understand the health issues which are specific to men, or more likely to occur in men; and to help you improve the services that you offer to men to engage them in the health care system.

Learning objectives

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

  • list the most common male specific health complaints
  • understand why men's health differs from women's
  • appreciate why services need to be aimed in a different way to attract men into the services
  • analyse your own services and identify areas for improvement
  • develop a plan for own practice to improve accessibility for men
  • evaluate service change to measure impact and user experience.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can open this programme as a PDF in your web browser. We recommend that you download and save it to your computer and view it through Adobe Reader.

On your tablet device: If you would like to view this programme on your tablet device you can download the PDF and open it within a free PDF reader app. We have tested this type of programme in a few apps and found that it works in the Adobe Reader app on Android and Apple devices and the PDF Reader app on Apple devices.

Learning intended for

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