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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Mental health and wellbeing


  • Study time: 10h:0m

This study day focuses on common mental health conditions seen in primary care. It will enable you to support patients with a mental health condition to optimise their medicines. The study day will combine principles of team-based learning (TBL) to facilitate networking and discussion whilst consolidating the underpinning knowledge about antidepressants, benzodiazepines and z-hypnotics. Teams will work through simple and more complex case studies to apply knowledge and share best practice.

This programme has been developed by University of East Anglia (UEA) who own the intellectual property and copyright.

Learning objectives

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

  • explain how mental health conditions can impact on patients and their carers and the key priorities for maintaining good mental health
  • outline drug and non-drug management for depression
  • apply national guidelines, referral criteria and evidence-informed decision-making on depression to patient care in general practice
  • develop a plan to improve safety and quality for benzodiazepine and z-drugs prescribing in general practice
  • identify strategies for supporting patients to reduce or stop benzodiazepines and z-drugs.

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