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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Tuberculosis (TB): 10 ways to make a difference

  • Released: 06/2014
  • Reviewed: 12/2020
  • Study time: 6h:0m
  • Standard price: £15.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

This programme aims to provide you with the learning, skills and confidence so that you can make a difference for people living with tuberculosis (TB). There are ten areas of learning in this programme. Each area of learning covers a different TB-related issue where pharmacists can have a positive impact and help people with TB to improve their quality of life.

Please note that this programme is currently being updated. A new version is expected by late summer

Learning objectives

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

  • explain why TB presents a national and worldwide problem to health
  • recognise the symptoms of TB and link these to possible causes and known risk factors
  • explain treatment options for drug sensitive and drug resistant TB
  • identify side-effects and describe the impact of these on patients living with TB
  • recognise potential interactions with antituberculosis medicines and provide long-term support to patients to prevent these
  • outline the problem of TB in children and identify how you and your team can help support children and their families
  • discuss the problems of co-infection of patients with TB and HIV
  • identify the hard-to-reach groups of patients with TB, their problems and the potential support you can offer
  • describe current public health screening of TB
  • provide relevant public health lifestyle advice to patients with TB and their families.

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
  • Pre-registration trainees
  • CPPE registrants

Please watch the video before accessing the programme.