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.

Pharmacist support

The Wardley wellbeing service offers free online tools and information to support pharmacists at this time.

https://pharmacistsupport.org/

Enquiry line 0808 168 2233

The Listening Friends scheme allows pharmacists, pre-registration trainees and pharmacy students the opportunity to talk confidentially with a trained volunteer about worries or concerns: 0808 168 5133

NHS Staff support line

Confidential free staff support phone line, operated by the Samaritans accessible 7:00am-11:00pm seven days a week

Call: 0300 131 7000

Alternatively, you can text FRONTLINE to 85258 for 24/7 text support

Our NHS people

A wellbeing support platform created by the NHS as support for you to manage your own health and wellbeing while you look after others at this time

https://people.nhs.uk/

Offers short guides, pathways through information and links to external apps.

Requires registration but doesn’t require an NHS email address.

Silvercloud

This digital mental health platform offering free wellbeing support for NHS staff and their families

https://nhs.silvercloudhealth.com/signup/

Use access code: NHS2020

Headspace

A site for mindfulness and meditation

www.headspace.com

Free to access until December 2020 if you register with an NHS email address.

Covid Calm

Short daily stress-management sessions via Zoom for healthcare professionals around the globe.

www.covidcalm.org/

Sessions run morning, afternoon and evening and are free to access, no registration necessary.

Mind

Charity that provides support for those who are having mental health issues

www.mind.org.uk

Tel.0300 123 3393

Anxiety UK

Charity that provides support for those living with anxiety

www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Tel. 03444 775 774

Daylight

An app to support those with anxiety or worry using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other tools

Daylight signup

Free NHS access until end of December 2020

Unmind

A mental health platform which empowers people to proactively improve their mental wellbeing

https://nhs.unmind.com/signup

Free until the end of December 2020 if you sign up with an NHS email address

Sleepio

A clinically evidenced sleep improvement programme using cognitive behavioural techniques to help improve poor sleep.

Sleepio Login

Free access until the end of December 2020 for all NHS staff