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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Women's health


  • Released: 09/2009
  • Reviewed: 12/2017
  • Study time: 10h:0m
  • Standard price: £20.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

The aim of this programme is to give you an overview of some of the main health issues facing women today and to give you an opportunity to explore how you can help them as a pharmacy professional.

Learning objectives

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

  • describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the female sex organs
  • describe the main hormonal changes that occur throughout a woman's menstrual cycle
  • define what the phrase 'well woman' means to you and your customers
  • list three lifestyle factors that can contribute to the well woman
  • identify five key health issues for women of any age
  • identify communication techniques that will help you to discuss health issues with your female customers
  • describe how you can support women’s health in your professional setting
  • outline four quality indicators that you could use to measure the service you offer to women in your professional setting.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can open this programme as a PDF in your web browser. We recommend that you download and save it to your computer and view it through Adobe Reader.

On your tablet device: If you would like to view this programme on your tablet device you can download the PDF and open it within a free PDF reader app. We have tested this type of programme in a few apps and found that it works in the Adobe Reader app on Android and Apple devices and the PDF Reader app on Apple devices.

Learning intended for

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