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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Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

  • Released: 10/2016
  • Reviewed: 05/2017
  • Study time: 6h:0m
  • Standard price: £120.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

The aim of this learning resource is to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to deal professionally with safeguarding issues.


Learning objectives

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

  • summarise the background and policy surrounding the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and the issues this raises for pharmacy professionals
  • convey the importance of pharmacy professionals increasing their awareness of abuse, neglect and child sexual exploitation (CSE) and developing ways of working with other health professionals to promote best practice to deal with situations involving suspected abuse, neglect and CSE
  • highlight situations in which you are best placed to observe signs of abuse, neglect and CSE and the legal issues to consider when making a referral
  • identify sources of useful information and contacts for the development of local procedures for dealing with suspected abuse, neglect or CSE observed in the pharmacy setting
  • confidently make a referral to the appropriate local contacts should the need ever arise.

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 printed 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.

You can also access this programme through your learning community.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees