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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Multimorbidity: Supporting people with multiple long-term conditions

  • Released: 07/2017
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 4h:0m

The aim of this learning programme is to update your knowledge about NICE Guideline 56 Multimorbidity: clinical assessment and management, and show how you can apply it, particularly in the general practice setting.

If you want to receive hard copies of these materials for you and your colleagues please access them through the Learning communities section of our website.

Learning objectives

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

  • explain what multimorbidity is and why it will become increasingly important in general practice
  • describe the key stages in identifying and caring for patients with multiple long-term conditions
  • develop some phrases and techniques for conducting patient-centred consultations taking account of their goals, values and priorities
  • devise a plan to develop patient-centred consultations in practice.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees