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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  • Released: 10/2019
  • Reviewed: 03/2021
  • Study time: 1h:0m

Reflect on your confidence to engage in discussion with people with depression and your ability to listen to their concerns and respond to their needs. Use this programme to improve your consultation skills, encourage people with depression to seek your support and achieve better health outcomes.

Learning objectives

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

  • describe how to address the challenges involved when consulting with people with depression
  • summarise the benefits and risks of common antidepressant drugs
  • engage in discussion about treatment options with people with depression that meets their needs.

How to use this programme

If you work in a clinical setting you can work through our CPPE Optimise programmes with your colleagues. This learning format provides you with clinically focused learning from experts across the country to help you optimise your patients’ treatment in different topic areas.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees
  • CPPE registrants