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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Primary care pharmacy education pathway waiting list

  • Released: 11/2020
  • Reviewed: N/A

If you are employed by a Primary Care Network funded by the directed enhanced service additional role reimbursement scheme you are eligible for the Primary care pharmacy education pathway and it is mandatory unless you are exempt.

We are now operating a waiting list system so we can tell NHS England and Improvement and Health Education England how many places are needed. Please apply to this waiting list and as soon as we open the next available cohort for booking we will email you to let you know.

If you think you may be exempt from the whole pathway please read our guidance and apply for exemption before applying for the pathway. Click here for more information.

Whilst you are waiting for the cohort to begin you can start some of the learning by working through the Primary care essentials e-course which is part of module 1 of the pathway.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees