NHS priorities

Whether it’s to prepare for the next Pharmacy Quality 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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Responsible pharmacist

  • Released: 08/2016
  • Reviewed: 10/2023
  • Study time: 1h:0m

This e-learning programme will enable you to familiarise yourself with the key issues presented by the responsible pharmacist requirements. The programme focuses on nine key learning points. For each learning point there are a number of case study scenarios that reflect how the requirements may impact on your day-to-day practice.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the role of the responsible pharmacist in registered pharmacies
  • explain the law and good practice guidance in relation to:
    • displaying a notice
    • the pharmacy record
    • pharmacy procedures
    • absence from the pharmacy
  • apply the responsible pharmacist requirements to practice situations which present difficult dilemmas.

How to use this programme

You can access this e-learning programme using a web browser on any device. You will need to be connected to the internet while you work through it.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists
  • CPPE registrants