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.

Pharmacy Quality Scheme

Healthy living support

The learning and assessment for this domain is linked to one quality criterion:

  • Weight management

The elements of the Weight management criterion that relate to learning and assessment are as follows:

  • On the day of the declaration all non-registered patient-facing pharmacy staff who provide health advice must have completed the Public Health England (PHE) ‘All Our Health’ bitesize training and assessments on Adult Obesity and Childhood Obesity to gain a broader understanding of the causes and effects of obesity.
  • On the day of the declaration all registered pharmacy professionals working at the pharmacy must have satisfactorily completed section one and three of the CPPE Weight management for adults: understanding the management of obesity e-learning and e-assessment.

Completing the learning and assessment as detailed here does not mean that your pharmacy is entitled to a PQS payment for this domain. Contractors need to ensure that they meet all elements of this domain, as well as the gateway criteria, to be eligible to claim for the Healthy living support domain when they make their PQS declaration.

There are two learning programmes and associated assessments linked to these elements of this criterion. One is offered by CPPE and should be completed by registered pharmacy professionals, the other is offered by Public Health England (PHE) via e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH), and should be completed by all non-registered patient-facing pharmacy staff who provide health advice.

The PHE All our Health bitesize training and assessments on Adult Obesity and Childhood Obesity and the CPPE Weight management for adults: understanding the management of obesity were included in the PQS 2021/22 Part 2. If you have completed the e-learning and the e-assessments previously, then you do not need to repeat this. However, the resources are available here if you wish to refresh your learning on weight management.

Click on the items in the dropdown menu below to learn more about the learning and assessment that needs to be completed, in order for you to work towards the criterion listed above.

PHE All Our Health: bitesize training and assessments on Adult Obesity and Childhood Obesity – all non-registered patient-facing pharmacy staff who provide health advice

Weight management for adults: understanding the management of obesity – all registered pharmacy professionals

Fully meeting the training requirements for this domain