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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workshop

Falls prevention


  • Released: 12/2017
  • Reviewed: 02/2019
  • Study time: 3h:0m

The aim of this workshop is to increase your understanding of falls and how the pharmacy team can help prevent and support those who have had a fall.

Learning objectives

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

  • describe the role of pharmacy professionals in prevention of falls
  • identify the factors that contribute to the increased risk of falls
  • identify people at risk of falls and provide solutions to reduce this risk though lifestyle and medicine interventions
  • provide educational advice on promoting good bone health and medicines for osteoporosis
  • explain how you can utilise your knowledge in falls prevention to better support your patients.

How to use this programme

When you book onto this workshop you will be able to access the resources that you need to complete your learning. If there is a pre-workshop book associated with your workshop, then this will be sent to you in the post and you will also be able to download it in PDF form.

At the workshop your facilitator will provide any materials for you to refer to and complete during the event.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees