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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Neurology and dementia in primary care

  • Released: 07/2019
  • Reviewed: 02/2020

The aim of this learning programme is to update your clinical knowledge of the pharmaceutical management of several long-term neurological conditions to enable you to help facilitate the seamless transfer of care for people living with these conditions between different care settings. You will consider how to support people living with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Acquired Brain Injury and Lewy Body dementia.

This study day will enable you to identify specific issues that should be considered in optimising the medicines of people living with long-term neurological conditions, living in either care homes or their own homes and will support you as a pharmacy professional to help implement the Enhanced health in care home framework.

Learning objectives

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

  • describe the place of medicines in a person’s treatment
  • explain the roles of other health professionals involved in a person’s care
  • identify situations when best interest principles should be
  • use a person-centred approach when consulting with residents and their carers to optimise their medicines
  • apply your learning to add quality to a person’s care to support their choice and independence.

How to use this programme

When you book onto this workshop you will be able to access the resources that you need to complete your learning. If there is a pre-workshop book associated with your workshop, then this will be sent to you in the post and you will also be able to download it in PDF form.

At the workshop your facilitator will provide any materials for you to refer to and complete during the event.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians