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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Structured medication review - Back pain/low mood and Type 2 diabetes (2020)

  • Re-released: 01/2020
  • Reviewed: 05/2019

In this assessment you will look at two cases. In the first case you will meet Mervyn Kennedy, a gentleman who was diagnosed with COPD eight years ago. In the second case you will meet Harold Washington, a man with type 2 diabetes.

Before you begin, please download the assessment guidance document here .

Why should I do this assessment?

The e-assessment for this course is formative. In other words, its aim is to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and decide where you need to improve your learning. It will also encourage you to build on your learning in the e-course and continue to develop your approach to person-centred practice. The assessment is an integral part of your learning and although it is not mandatory we would encourage you to access it.

Access and successful completion will contribute to your own personal development plan, be recorded in your My CPPE record and will enable you to complete a CPD entry on the learning. It may also provide evidence for achieving competencies in the RPS Foundation or Advanced Pharmacy Frameworks.

How to do this assessment

You can access this assessment online on your desktop, laptop or tablet device. We recommend that you do not attempt it on a mobile phone or other device with a small screen. It is important that you have a reliable internet connection for the duration of the assessment.

Most of our assessments have a 45 minute time limit, so make sure you set enough time aside, have the learning programme and any other resources to hand, and can work through the assessment without interruption.