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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distance learning

Avoiding antibiotic resistance: the role of the pharmacy team


  • Released: 02/2008
  • Reviewed: 12/2013
  • Study time: 6h:0m
  • Standard price: £15.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

This open learning programme considers the appropriate prescribing of antibiotics and the steps that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can take to make sure they are not used indiscriminately.

Learning objectives

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

  • advise prescribers on the appropriate and inappropriate use of antimicrobial therapy
  • support public awareness campaigns on avoiding the use of antibiotics
  • design learning materials for your team and your customers on avoiding antibiotic resistance
  • develop a protocol to support the introduction of infection control in your workplace
  • demonstrate your understanding of the importance of vaccination campaigns.

Learning intended for

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