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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Osteoporosis: a focus on prevention

  • Released: 03/2024
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 2h:0m

This programme aims to support pharmacy professionals to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to have person-centred conversations about reducing the risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures.

Learning outcomes

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

  • define osteoporosis, and recognise the symptoms and impact it can have on people
  • recognise the risk factors for osteoporosis and fragility fractures, and identify those at risk
  • use appropriate tools and resources to assess people’s risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures
  • take a person-centred approach to supporting people in managing their risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures
  • use shared decision making in consultations with people about treatment options to manage osteoporosis and reduce their risk of fragility fractures.

How to use this programme

You can access this e-learning programme using a web browser on any device. You will need to be connected to the internet while you work through it.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists

Please watch the video before accessing the programme.