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

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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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Summary Care Records (SCRs) - making the most of them

  • Released: 12/2016
  • Reviewed: 05/2018
  • Study time: 4h:0m
  • Standard price: £120.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

The overall aim of this learning programme is to help you develop your knowledge, skills and confidence to use Summary Care Records (SCRs) more often in your practice and maximise the opportunities they present to improve clinical outcomes for patients.


Learning objectives

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

  • identify how accessing SCRs more often can improve clinical outcomes for patients
  • identify other sources of useful information to complement the information in a patient's SCR
  • describe situations where not accessing SCRs could compromise patient care
  • apply effective consultation skills to obtain informed consent from patients to access their SCR
  • plan successful use of SCRs in practice
  • explain the roles and responsibilities of the SCR governance person (SGP).

How to use this programme

When you book on to this workshop you will be able to access the resources that you need to complete your learning. There is a pre-workshop PDF book associated with this workshop that will be sent to you via email and you will also be able to download it from the website.

Please take a notebook to the workshop to take notes during the event.

Learning intended for

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