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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

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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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multi-date workshop

Return to prescribing


  • Released: 09/2015
  • Reviewed: N/A

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been designed specifically for pharmacist prescribers.

This three-day programme is delivered over a two-month period and is open to any registered pharmacist prescriber who has been out of prescribing practice for 12 months or more and needs to redevelop their prescribing skills to drive services in their workplace and improve outcomes for patients. This will be achieved through a mix of individual learning, group activities and discussions, and sharing of best practice.

Learning objectives

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

  • identify personal learning needs in relation to prescribing
  • create an action plan to address identified learning needs
  • build a library of reliable, evidence-based information sources
  • develop skills for working effectively with patients
  • list key elements for a supportive prescribing network
  • plan actions that will build prescribing confidence
  • recognise opportunities for getting a prescribing role commissioned.

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