NHS priorities

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.

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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  • Study time: 2h:30m
  • Only available to GPhC members

This e-learning programme has been produced to support anyone who has contact with a person living with dementia. It provides a general introduction to the disease, an insight into living with dementia, an overview of anti-dementia drugs and non-pharmacological treatments and a guide to positive communication.

Please note: this e-learning programme has been developed and provided by the Social Care Institute for Excellence. After ordering this programme, you will be redirected to their website where the resource is hosted. Please be aware that CPPE does not maintain control over the accuracy and currency of this programme.

Learning outcomes

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

  • have a knowledge of the different types of dementia, common symptoms of dementia and the key characteristics of each type
  • understand which factors are known to increase or lessen the risk of dementia
  • understand the process of diagnosis and the impact it may have on an individual
  • have a greater understanding of anti-dementia drugs and non-pharmacological treatments
  • be aware of the help and support available for people with dementia and signpost appropriately
  • be more confident in communicating positively with a person with dementia.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can access this e-learning  programme through your web browser on your computer. You will need to be connected to the internet while you work through it. You may be taken to another website to complete this programme.

On your tablet device: To access this programme on a mobile device or tablet you may need to download the free Articulate app or you can access this programme through your web browser. If you access this programme on a device with a smaller screen, functionality may be reduced.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists