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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Quality improvement (QI): an introduction for pharmacy professionals

  • Released: 11/2020
  • Reviewed: 06/2022
  • Study time: 2h:0m
  • Standard price: £10.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

This programme aims to demystify quality improvement (QI) and will help you explain why it is relevant to healthcare and your area of work. It provides an overview of commonly used QI tools to help you start to think through your problem or issue and the opportunity to apply learning to practice.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe what quality improvement is
  • recognise how leadership is important in driving change
  • list common triggers for quality improvement activities
  • apply quality improvement tools to complete a quality improvement cycle
  • explain why quality improvement is important in healthcare
  • identify a quality improvement opportunity
  • describe commonly quality improvement tools
  • explain why engagement with others is vital for sustaining change
  • describe tools and resources you can use to develop quality improvement in your practice.

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
  • CPPE registrants