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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.

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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.

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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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e-workshop

Supporting patients living with dementia (online)


  • Released: 06/2019
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 5h:0m

The overall aim of this programme is to apply your knowledge and skills to help you manage and optimise care for patients living with dementia and their carers.

Using zoom

You will need internet access and a computer to access the interactive webinars. Or you can download the Zoom mobile App.

If you have not attended a Zoom meeting using your computer before please ensure you do the following:

  • Test your connection to Zoom prior to the scheduled time by visiting https://zoom.us/test
  • Once on the Zoom test page, click on the blue Join button to launch Zoom.

If you do not already have Zoom installed on your computer, follow the prompts to download and run Zoom. Click on the download file if it does not open automatically and follow the computer prompts to install.

Once Zoom is installed, it will open the Zoom window.

Please log in early to ensure any technological difficulties are addressed as the sessions will begin on time.

Please note: you will need internet access and a computer to access the e-workshop (mobile devices have limited functionality, but may be used). You will need a headset and a microphone to participate fully.

Learning objectives

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

  • outline adjustments you and your practice team could make to improve general practice consultations for patients living with dementia and their family/carers
  • discuss the issue of anticholinergic burden in patients with dementia and be familiar with the tools used to calculate anticholinergic burden
  • consider the use of antipsychotics in dementia and your role in ensuring they are prescribed appropriately
  • signpost patients and their carers to local support services
  • become a Dementia Friends Champion and engage your practice with the initiative.

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