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.

Public health

Public health service delivery is now well established in pharmacy. Delivering services such as emergency contraception or stop smoking support are part of everyday practice. We have a wide range of learning programmes and assessments for each of the services, which will help you assure and maintain your competence. You can access the learning and assessment for each service through the Declaration of Competence system. The learning comes in a wide range of formats, such as e-learning and distance learning, and each service has an associated online assessment.  

To get you started our Fundamentals of public health for pharmacy practice e-course and e-assessment will help you to develop the knowledge and skills that will allow you to integrate public health principles into your own practice to benefit person-centred care.

We also run a wide range of public health workshops and these are available for other trainers/commissioners to run. Have a look at the list of workshops we offer.

To find information and resources on public health, select the Public health tab at the top of this page. This will reveal links to a suite of relevant learning gateways.

Alternatively, use our search facility at the top of the page or our A-Z tab to filter your options to find a public health topic.