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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Preventing medication errors in hospitals: Making a difference

  • Released: 10/2012
  • Reviewed: 04/2020
  • Study time: 2h:0m

In this 30 minute podcast, you will hear about the EQUIP study from two of its principal pharmacist investigators, Professor Darren Ashcroft and Steve Williams. They discuss the background to the study, its key findings and recommendations and how it is affecting the role and perception of pharmacists in hospital. Duration: 30:01 mins.

Learning objectives

After listening to the podcast and completing your workbook, you should be able to:

  • discuss the background to the EQUIP study
  • list the main results and recommendations of the EQUIP study
  • identify three ways in which pharmacists can intervene or have intervened to prevent, limit or minimise the effects of prescribing errors
  • discuss with your colleagues how to produce better outcomes for your patients from the interventions you make
  • explain how you plan to extend your interventions to improve patientoutcomes.

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