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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Medicines reconciliation

  • Released: 09/2016
  • Reviewed: 11/2023
  • Study time: 1h:30m

This programme will support you in taking a structured approach to reconciling medicines for patients in hospital, focusing on NICE guidance recommendations.

Learning outcomes

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

  • define medicines reconciliation and describe the process
  • summarise key points from NICE guidance on medicines reconciliation
  • compare your local medicines reconciliation policy against national recommendations
  • reflect on whether your current practice in reconciling medicines correlates with your local and national medicines reconciliation policy
  • list your own individual, practical responsibilities as a pharmacist, pharmacy technician or pre-registration pharmacist when reconciling medicines for your patients according to your local medicines policy.

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. You may be taken to another website to complete this programme.

On your tablet device: To access this programme on a mobile device or tablet you may need to download the free Articulate app or you can access this programme through your web browser. If you access this programme on a device with a smaller screen, functionality may be reduced.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists
  • CPPE registrants