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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New medicine service (NMS)

  • Released: 09/2015
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 6h:0m
  • Standard price: £500.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

This workshop is part of a range of learning materials which have been developed collaboratively by pharmacy organisations to support the delivery of the new medicine service (NMS). All the materials have been designed to help you deliver the new medicine service in your practice, offering consistently high levels of patient care.

The guide is considered the pre-event learning for this workshop.

Learning objectives

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

  • understand why the new medicine service is important to patients, the pharmacy profession and the NHS
  • consider approaches to help patients understand why they would benefit from taking their medicine
  • take a patient-centred approach to delivering the new medicine service which puts the patient at ease and encourages them to answer open and honestly
  • describe the steps of the new medicine service
  • demonstrate good approaches to the patient consultations through role play
  • construct an action plan for your pharmacy on implementation of this service which manages differing priorities to maximise patient care.

How to use this programme

You can download the materials you will need to run your event including a facilitator’s guide and any relevant presentations

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees