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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West Midlands Atrial Fibrillation

  • Released: 01/2019
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 4h:0m

The aim of this event is to equip pharmacy professionals with the knowledge and skills required to identify and manage patients with atrial fibrillation.

It is a collaborative event led by West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN).

Learning objectives

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

  • describe the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation and outline the principal aims of its management
  • discuss treatment options for stroke prevention, symptom control and the prevention of complications
  • apply medicines optimisation in the context of atrial fibrillation management
  • examine and discuss the role of pharmacy professionals and their contribution to the management of people who have atrial fibrillation
  • appraise the communication skills required to undertake a person-centred consultation when interacting with a patient who has atrial fibrillation.

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