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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Senior clinical pharmacists in general practice: Module 1 residential induction

  • Released: 11/2017
  • Reviewed: 11/2018
  • Study time: 18h:0m

This two day course provides an intensive and practical introduction to the core leadership knowledge, skills and behaviours required for the senior clinical pharmacist role.

Learning objectives

After completing the pre-workshop learning and attending the residential, attendees will be able to:

  • discuss the importance of leadership within the NHS
  • describe the role of the senior clinical pharmacist in leading the general practice pharmacist team and implementing medicines optimisation
  • apply the GROW model to a mentoring discussion
  • build and maintain professional networks
  • develop an action plan to engage patients in your work
  • reflect on how you react to pressure and create strategies for building personal resilience
  • reflect on your leadership behaviours and develop a plan for your future leadership development
  • develop a quality improvement plan to benefit patient care
  • discuss how to adapt your influencing style in different situations to influence for results.

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