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.

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NHS Pharmacy First service

The NHS Pharmacy First service is here. CPPE can help you get up to speed. Explore our range of learning resources to get started.

Preparing to train as an independent prescriber

Thinking of applying to an independent prescribing course? Waiting for one to begin? This programme will ensure you are prepared and ready.

Primary care pharmacy education pathway

Are you a pharmacist or pharmacy technician employed as part of the primary care network Direct Enhanced Service additional role reimbursement scheme? Join our pathway.

The CPhO Pharmacy leaders development programme

Designed and delivered in partnership with senior leaders from across the profession, our programme is aimed at pharmacy professionals who hold a formal leadership qualification and aspire to a more significant leadership role.

Community pharmacy technician: advancing your role

A pathway for community pharmacy technicians to develop the skills and confidence to deliver effective clinical services in community pharmacy.

Optimising infection management

Demonstrate your commitment to antimicrobial stewardship by interpreting prescribing data for your local area and identifying quality improvement opportunities. Book a place at a face-to-face workshop.

Pharmacy technicians: using patient group directions in practice

Legislation has changed to add pharmacy technicians to the list of healthcare professionals who can work under a PGD. This programme can empower you to extend your scope of practice and increase capacity for person-centred care.

Introduction to overprescribing

In our new programme, you’ll learn how to identify overprescribing in your own area of practice and empower people to be more involved in decisions about their care.

Genomics in pharmacy

Are you ready for person-centred consultations about genomics? This programme can inform those discussions, supporting you as this promising area of healthcare evolves.

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Providing NHS and public health pharmacy services

Our learning and assessment will support you in keeping your knowledge and skills up to date in order to deliver high-quality pharmacy services. We can help you to equip yourself with the tools to be service-ready and support the medicines optimisation and public health agendas.


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