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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Healthy Living Pharmacies: making a difference

  • Released: 04/2013
  • Reviewed: 05/2020
  • Study time: 2h:0m

This podcast highlights how pharmacists and their teams are making a difference to people’s lives and patient outcomes by what they do. The aim of this podcast is to provide the listener with information about Healthy Living Pharmacies (HLPs), update them on the pathfinder evaluation and inspire pharmacists to aspire to HLP status. Duration: 27:36 mins.

Learning objectives

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

  • describe the origins of the Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) project
  • discuss the findings of the HLP pathfinder evaluation
  • describe the attributes of a HLP
  • explain the benefits of HLPs to local people and to the pharmacists and their teams
  • list any barriers to becoming a HLP and consider how to overcome these
  • describe three actions you could take towards your pharmacy becoming aHLP.

How to use this programme

You can listen to this podcast online or download the audio file and listen to it later.

Learning intended for

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