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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e-learning

Care homes: supporting people, optimising medicines


  • Released: 03/2024
  • Reviewed: 03/2024
  • Study time: 4h:0m
  • Standard price: £10.00
  • NHS England-funded price: £0.00

This learning programme will update your knowledge on the roles and responsibilities of different members of the multidisciplinary health and social care team, and how you can work with them to support personalised care. You will develop your knowledge of the legislation, quality and standards used to support care homes and how pharmacy teams can support medicines optimisation for people living in care homes.

Please note: This e-learning has just been updated. We are currently updating this associated e-assessment to align with the updated e-learning.

This updated e-assessment is expected to go live in May 2024.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the importance of personalised care for people living in a care home setting
  • identify the members of the multidisciplinary health and social care teams
  • state the legislation, policies and standards relating to care homes
  • summarise the roles and responsibilities of a pharmacy professional supporting medicines optimisation in a care home
  • apply the principles of personalised care during a structured medication review in line with relevant standards and legislation relating to care homes
  • state the legislation, policies and standards relating to care homes  
  • summarise the roles and responsibilities of a pharmacy professional supporting medicines optimisation in a care home
  • apply the principles of personalised care during a structured medication review in line with relevant standards and legislation relating to care homes. 

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