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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Champions of the new medicine service: Making a difference


  • Released: 09/2012
  • Reviewed: 11/2018
  • Study time: 2h:0m

In this podcast, you will hear about champions of the new medicine service (NMS) who have delivered high-quality NMS consultations and achieved good outcomes for their patients. You will also hear: how the NMS is progressing, a GP speak about the differences between the NMS service and medicines use reviews from their perspective, a discussion on the evaluation to be carried out by Nottingham University and about how important it is that pharmacists and their teams continue to make a difference to patients with their NMS consultations.

Learning objectives

After listening to the podcast and completing your workbook, you should be able to:

  • discuss the benefits of NMS consultations for patients
  • identify three success factors that contribute to high-quality NMS consultations and improve patient adherence to their medicines
  • list three potential barriers to good NMS consultations.

How to use this programme

You can listen to this podcast online or download the audio file and listen to it later.

Learning intended for

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