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.

Medicines use review (MUR)

Important information

The MUR service will be decommissioned at the end of March 2021.  There is no longer a requirement to have an MUR certificate to provide the New Medicine Service (NMS). As a result we are withdrawing the MUR assessment from the CPPE portfolio. Please be aware that the MUR assessment will no longer be available for bookings from Monday 14 December 2020. Please check if you are required to complete the MUR assessment, as once accessed we are unable to offer refunds. 

All access to the MUR assessment will close completely on Monday 29 March 2021.  This means that if you have already registered for the MUR assessment and have not yet completed all sections and passed the full assessment you will need to do this by the closing date to receive your MUR certificate.  We will not be able to offer refunds if you have not achieved a pass by this date. 

If you still wish to become accredited to deliver the MUR service you must successfully complete an MUR assessment set by a higher education institution (HEI) before Monday 29 March 2021. We host an MUR assessment on behalf of the University of Manchester and we host resources to support you to complete the programme. Please note that some of the documentation may state that you have access to the assessment for five years, but due to the service being decommissioned this is no longer the case. The assessment will close on the 29 March 2021

If you need more information please take a look at our MUR FAQs.

Once you have decided to work through the MUR assessment access our MURs: preparing to become accredited guide. The guide explains the structure of the assessment and signposts to useful learning resources. 

MUR guidance changes regularly, so to make sure you stay up to date and you are familiar with the key resources check the PSNC website for information.