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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Leadership in primary care: Achieving the best from teams (study day B)

  • Released: N/A
  • Reviewed: 03/2020
  • Study time: 6h:0m

The aim of this workshop is to support the application of learning from the Leadership for medicines optimisation in care homes e-course.

Learning objectives

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

  • reflect on your own leadership style and evaluate yourself against leadership frameworks to identify strengths and areas for development
  • describe and understand the processes involved in creating a successful team and managing its performance
  • describe national priorities and drivers for change in the NHS, pharmacy services and medicines optimisation and their implications at local level
  • develop an understanding of the wider NHS
  • identify opportunities for further leadership development according to identified learning needs
  • develop networks across pharmacy and the wider healthcare geography
  • identify and plan a quality improvement project that delivers on the priorities of your medicines optimisation role in the care homes setting.

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