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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.

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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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Biochemistry: Hyperparathyroidism case study 7

  • Released: 10/2019
  • Reviewed: 09/2022

The aim of this piece of learning is to support you to become more confident with biochemistry results and managing medicines in relation to those results. We have a series of case studies on different topics to help put your learning into practice.

Learning outcomes

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

  • interpret abnormal bone profile results
  • describe the role of parathyroid hormone in calcium and phosphate homeostasis
  • explain how prolonged high parathyroid hormone levels can lead to bone disease.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists
  • CPPE registrants