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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.

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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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Primary care pharmacy education - Module 2: Case 4 - Haider Ahmed


  • Released: 02/2020
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 6h:0m

The aim for this case study and associated study day is to update your clinical knowledge on type 2 diabetes and its associated complications and apply this to people with complex medical needs.

Learning objectives

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

  • describe prediabetes and support people to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes developing
  • optimise medicines for people with type 2 diabetes
  • develop a care plan detailing the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes
  • describe the importance of person-centred care for people with Alzheimer’s disease
  • manage the pharmaceutical care of people who develop atrial fibrillation (AF) and have a stroke
  • make appropriate recommendations for medicines administration for people with swallowing difficulties
  • recognise covert administration and be able to advise care home staff appropriately
  • describe the additional care required for people who have percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes
  • discuss the challenges of meeting nutritional needs of care home residents
  • show an understanding of national guidelines and local guidance for provision of optimum nutritional care in care homes
  • explain the role of a dietitian within a care home setting.

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