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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Working on the front line

These are difficult and challenging times for everyone but especially for those working in healthcare, so it is more important now than ever that you are maintaining your resilience.

It is vital that you have a have a support network around you and ideally you should take some time at the end of every day to debrief with colleagues.

The following resources may be of particular use to you at this time:

CovidCalm.org is a website offering short and practical online support sessions for all healthcare workers worldwide who are under additional pressure at this time. Sessions run three times a day and are free to access, no registration is required.

The NHS has launched a new website, Our NHS People to support those working for the NHS to manage their own health while looking after others. It includes a free support phone line for anyone who needs to chat.

The PSNC has webpages dedicated to resilience for community pharmacy teams which includes guidance on opening hours and emergency closure procedures to ensure both patient safety and the safety and wellbeing of the whole pharmacy team.

You may also be interested in the CPPE coaching service. More information can be found via the coaching support tab at the top of the page.