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.

Antimicrobial stewardship

We have a range of learning activities to support your engagement in antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), improving appropriate prescribing of antimicrobials and educating the public about the problems associated with antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Each year, we collaborate with the UK Health Security Agency to support European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) and World Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week (WAAW). Visit our WAAW webpage to find out more, and look out for news and messages on our social media accounts in November.

Join over 68,000 other healthcare professionals and members of the public by pledging to become an antibiotic guardian. Choose one simple pledge, or renew your pledge, about how you’ll make better use of antibiotics to help save these vital medicines from becoming obsolete. Encourage other people to do the same.

You can find further resources on our Antimicrobial resistance learning gateway.