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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Emergency contraception

  • Released: 10/2016
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 4h:0m
  • Standard price: £500.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

This resource will help pharmacy professionals acquire the knowledge, develop the skills and demonstrate the attitudes necessary to offer an emergency contraception service.

The FSRH have launched new guidance on emergency contraception this can be found here. We are in the process of updating this programme to incorporate this guidance.

Learning objectives

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

  • understand the aims of an emergency contraception service and its place in contraception and sexual health services overall
  • understand confidentiality issues and be aware of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  • understand and apply the medico-legal aspects of patient group directions, especially as applied to young people under 16 (Fraser guidelines)
  • undertake the administration of the patient group directions, including all necessary record-keeping and associated paperwork
  • apply the clinical content of the patient group direction(s)
  • be aware of the details of when to carry out a pregnancy test and the actions to be taken following the result
  • understand how and when to refer clients (signpost) and when to ask for support and advice from the local contraception and sexual health services
  • advise clients appropriately and sensitively, and refer for further contraceptive care
  • know what sources of support are available to the pharmacists involved in the provision of this service.

How to use this programme

You can download the materials you will need to run your event including a facilitator’s guide and any relevant presentations

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees