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.

Pharmacist support

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


Enquiry line 0808 168 2233

The Listening Friends scheme allows pharmacists, trainee pharmacists 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

Supporting our NHS people

A number of resources to manage your own health and wellbeing while you look after others are available from the NHS.


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


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


Tel.0300 123 3393

Anxiety UK

Charity that provides support for those living with anxiety


Tel. 03444 775 774