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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e-workshop

Identifying and managing patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease - online


  • Released: 07/2020
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 2h:15m

This event supports pharmacy professionals working in all sectors of healthcare to help identify those patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease and to implement strategies which will address modifiable risk factors and optimise their medical management to reduce the likelihood of an adverse cardiac event.

This 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:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the priorities outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan with regards to the detection and management of high risk conditions associated with cardiovascular disease
  • state the relative benefits of different lifestyle modifications to reduce cardiovascular disease burden
  • analyse clinical and patient information for people with cardiovascular disease and understand how to apply this to their management (pharmacological and non-pharmacological)
  • conduct person-centred consultations to support patients to reduce their cardiovascular disease risk
  • be aware of the projects available locally to help you support your patients.

How to use this programme

Our e-workshops are run online using Zoom video conferencing. When you book onto an e-workshop you will automatically be registered onto the Zoom meeting and will receive emails from the meeting organiser about how to join.

Please note: You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the e-workshop.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees