NHS priorities

Whether it’s to prepare for the next Pharmacy Quality 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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Nutrition - Symptoms and microdeficiencies

  • Released: 06/2023
  • Reviewed: N/A

The tables below outline some symptoms of deficiencies of minerals, fat-soluble vitamins and water-soluble vitamins. The lists are not exhaustive but are presented as examples for you to consider when talking to people in consultations as part of your day-to-day practice. Could a symptom they are experiencing link to any deficiencies you can talk with them about or help to support? As you look through these tables, refer to the Nutrition: nutrition and medicines factfile, available on the Nutrition, medicines and myths learning gateway for a broader understanding of the implications of these deficiencies.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists
  • CPPE registrants