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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Clinical medication review

  • Released: 06/2016
  • Reviewed: 06/2019
  • Study time: 9h:0m
  • Standard price: £250.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

This event will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence that you need to engage effectively in clinical medication review of your patients and their medicines. During the workshop you will apply evidence-based clinical medication review tools in a case study setting to make recommendations for rationalising medicines use. You will also have the opportunity to work with simulated patients and use your consultation skills to practise undertaking face-to-face clinical medication reviews.


Learning objectives

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

  • describe how clinical medication review can improve patient outcomes
  • develop a structured process for undertaking clinical medication review
  • prioritise patients who are appropriate for clinical medication review
  • use screening tools to identify medicines-related safety issues
  • apply patient-centred consultation skills to establish a balance between clinical decision-making and patient expectations
  • prepare and present prioritised, evidence-based recommendations for optimising medicine regimens
  • develop an action plan for implementing clinical medication review in your practice.

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