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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Travel health - understanding and supporting travellers' wellbeing

  • Study time: 5h:0m
  • Only available to GPhC members

This learning programme is intended to help you develop your understanding of the health needs of travellers, and how you can support their wellbeing. You will explore the various risks that travellers face, from common ailments, such as sunburn and travellers’ diarrhoea to malaria and dengue fever.

Learning objectives

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

  • understand how the actions and attitudes of the traveller can influence the risks of travel
  • use the appropriate resources to find the latest up-to-date information on disease risks in a specific country
  • provide tailored advice to travellers by identifying the individuals risks that may affect their safety and health
  • understand and advise on the effects that travel can have on those with existing health conditions
  • develop the service you provide to travellers, identifying those at greatest risk of travel-related illness and infecions.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can access this e-learning programme through your web browser on your computer. You will need to be connected to the internet while you work through it.

On your tablet device: If you would like to access this programme on your Apple device you will need to download the free Articulate app. When you access the programme through the website, it will automatically open in Articulate. You can access this programme through your web browser on your Android device. Although you can access this programme on devices with smaller screens, we do not recommend this as there could be limitations to what you can view.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees
  • CPPE registrants