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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

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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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Adverse drug reactions part 1: Adverse drug reactions and medicines safety

  • Study time: 2h:0m
  • Only available to GPhC members

This e-learning programme aims to improve your knowledge about adverse drug reaction prevalence and the characteristics of different types of adverse drug reactions. You will be able to discuss examples of adverse drug reactions and the stages of drug marketing.

This programme is Part 1 of a three part series that will help you develop your patient safety role by increasing your understanding of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), their identification, reporting and prevention.

Part 2: Reporting adverse drug reactions
Part 3: Patients and adverse drug reactions

A range of case studies is available in Adverse drug reactions part 3. The case studies appear as a 'video wall' providing patient scenarios in both hospital and community practice.

Please note: this e-learning programme has been developed and provided by the Welsh Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education (WCPPE). Users should recognise that this programme may refer to Welsh policies and organisations. CPPE does not maintain control over the accuracy and currency of this programme.

Learning outcomes

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

  • define and classify adverse drug reaction
  • discuss the prevalence of adverse drug reactions in a variety of clinical practice settings
  • assess the characteristics of each type of adverse drug reaction
  • describe examples of adverse drug reactions
  • appraise the stages of drug evaluation pre- and post-marketing.

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