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

New medicine service (NMS)


  • Released: 08/2011
  • Reviewed: 03/2018
  • Study time: 2h:0m

When you have worked through this e-learning programme, you will have gained an understanding of how the NMS should be delivered in a patient-centred, effective way as part of your day-to-day practice.

Learning objectives

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

  • describe the background of the NMS, including the evidence base
  • describe possible options to engage and recruit patients into the service
  • explain how to deliver a patient-centred approach to supporting individuals with their medicines.

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
  • CPPE registrants