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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Sexual health - all day event

  • Released: 09/2015
  • Reviewed: 03/2020
  • Study time: 24h:30m
  • Standard price: £250.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

The aim of this resource is to help develop your confidence, knowledge, skills and attitudes to offer an emergency contraception service and a chlamydia testing and treatment service, and to be able to deal professionally with a safeguarding issue should one arise in the course of your practice.

The FSRH have launched new guidance on emergency contraception this can be found here. We are in the process of updating this programme to incorporate this guidance.


Learning objectives

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

  • demonstrate a good understanding of contraception and emergency contraception, the aims of the service and its place in contraception and sexual health services overall
  • describe the presentation and management of chlamydia infection, and the aims of the chlamydia testing and treatment service and how it fits with the local sexual health agenda
  • summarise the background and policy surrounding the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and the issues this raises for pharmacy professionals
  • describe the use of the patient group direction and associated paperwork for the indicated treatments
  • demonstrate effective person-centred consultation skills to handle problematic situations
  • demonstrate the ability to counsel and advise clients appropriately and sensitively, and refer for further care
  • provide evidence for many of the competencies required to deliver emergency contraception and chlamydia services as described in the CPPE Declaration of Competence frameworks for each of these services.

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