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.

CPPE governance

We are a not-for-profit organisation, funded by NHS England. We have a number of external and internal groups who monitor and support our organisation’s governance. You can find more information in our annual report

Quality standards

Quality is really important to CPPE. We are committed to setting and meeting high standards in everything we do. Our guide, CPPE: A guide to governance and quality, explains the standards we have set and what we are doing to meet them. Please contact us on info@cppe.ac.uk if you have any issues or concerns.

You can find the names of the experts (programme guardians) who regularly review our programmes here.

Income generation

We generate income from the sales of our programmes to a wider healthcare professional audience, both in the UK and internationally. All income received is reinvested into further development of our learning programmes.

Commercial bias

CPPE is committed to the development and delivery of high-quality learning programmes, independent of commercial bias. Before working with any organisations having a commercial interest, CPPE will make the other party(s) aware of its and CPPE’s responsibilities to ensure the independence of the learning programme development and delivery by use of the Policy and guidance for joint working with the pharmaceutical industry and principles for sponsorship for collaborative working from the pharmaceutical industry.

Conflict of interest

Even without working with organisations with a commercial interest, CPPE is aware of potential conflicts of interest existing among the wide range of contributors to its development and delivery of learning. These contributors include but are not limited to authors, topic experts, pharmacy professionals working with other higher education institutions (HEIs) or training providers, reviewers, piloters, expert speakers and programme guardians.
Before engaging anyone to work with us on developing or delivering a learning programme, we will ask them to disclose in writing any potential conflict of interest.

These will be adjudicated on by the programme manager with reference to the director of CPPE where any doubt or difference of opinion arises, before involvement in the planned activity.


CPPE is funded to provide postgraduate education to pharmacy professionals providing NHS services in England and has agreement that it may work with the pharmaceutical industry where appropriate. The Policy and guidance for joint working with the pharmaceutical industry and principles for sponsorshop for collaborative working from the pharmaceutical industry document sets out how CPPE can achieve its objectives and delivery of national and local priorities by building effective and appropriate working relationships with the pharmaceutical industry, and inform and advise staff of their responsibilities when entering into joint working arrangements or sponsorship agreements with the pharmaceutical industry.