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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Antimicrobial stewardship: focus on optimising antimicrobial prescribing

  • Released: 10/2019
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 1h:30m

The aim of this programme is to encourage pharmacy and other healthcare professionals to make antimicrobial stewardship a routine part of their practice. You will discuss how you can apply your learning in practice and use this to contribute to your continuing professional development and revalidation.

Learning objectives

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

  • apply relevant local and national guidance on antimicrobial stewardship to your own area of practice
  • engage with, and support, patients and the multidisciplinary team to optimise prescribing of antimicrobials
  • discuss how you will apply your learning to improve your practice and use this to contribute to your continuing professional development and revalidation.

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 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.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees