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.

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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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Accuracy checking pharmacy technician programme - HEE LaSE region only

The CPPE Accuracy checking pharmacy technician (ACPT) programme aims to support pharmacy technicians to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to provide the final accuracy check of dispensed medicines that have been clinically screened or approved by a pharmacist, and assembled and labelled by another team member.

Please note: This programme is currently only available to pharmacy technicians working in Health Education England’s London and the South East region.


Overview of the programme

The CPPE Accuracy checking pharmacy technician (ACPT) programme is a three to 12 month training and development programme available in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. The course is designed to support you in meeting a range of competencies during your training in order to deliver safe and effective patient care. It includes tasks that will develop your leadership skills to support the team and drive performance.

Our programme offers a blended approach to learning that includes resources for self-directed study, e-learning and practice-based activities. It is flexible so that it meets the needs of stakeholders in community pharmacy and secondary care. Following comprehensive assessment, you will be able to use this learning to support optimisation of skills in the dispensary.

You can find out more about the programme in the detailed programme handbook.

How to apply

Application process

To apply for the ACPT programme you will need to complete the following steps in order:

  • Check the entry criteria to ensure you are eligible to enrol on the programme
  • Complete the application form
  • Complete the Accuracy checking pharmacy technician programme: an e-learning programme for ACPT trainees and educational supervisors
  • Complete the Accuracy checking pharmacy technician programme (2017) e-assessment
  • Await email with keycode for booking on to the programme. Once you receive the email with the keycode you can book on to the cohort of your choice here
  • Await email with log-in details for Canvas, the online learning platform for the ACPT programme. If you have already enrolled, you can access Canvas here
  • Frequently asked questions

    Download programme FAQs.

    If your question is not answered in the FAQs or by reading the programme handbook, please contact us: info@cppe.ac.uk


    Programme handbook

    Dispensing log

    Declaration of dispensing accuracy form

    NB: Checking logs and review paperwork will be accessible via Canvas.