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.

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.

Career progression

It can seem hard to keep learning and driving your career forwards after you have been working for a few years. Our programmes on staff management, leadership and team building can all help you to build your knowledge in these areas, allowing you to demonstrate your ability and progress in your career.

This is also a time when you may want to provide real evidence of the difference that you are making to patient care. The Advanced practice framework (APF) enables you to map your skills to specific competencies and identify areas of your practice you wish to develop further. For pharmacists, this is an essential element of Faculty membership.

There are a number of other ways to progress in your pharmacy career. Perhaps this is the time for you to stretch your skills and become a prescriber or accuracy checking pharmacy technician (ACPT). Why not explore our learning materials for pharmacy professionals working in GP practices? Our Research guide will help you to start your own journey in in this area. If you're interested in a career in research, access the National Institute for Health Research Building a research career handbook.

Whatever your goal, our coaches can support you to achieve it. Find out more about the CPPE coaching service here.

Programme formats explained

distance learning

Self-study programmes available as PDFs

e-assessment

Online assessments

e-courses

Online courses held over a number of weeks, supported by a CPPE tutor

e-learning

Self-study online interactive learning, podcasts or e-lectures

e-workshops

Online workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor

focal point

Programmes for community pharmacy teams

guide

Self-study guides available as PDFs

optimise

Programmes for hospital and primary care pharmacy teams

workshop

Local workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor or some you can deliver yourself

Learning levels explained

We recognise that people have different learning needs. Some of our programmes contain core learning while others deliver more complex learning that is only required to support certain roles. We have three categories of learning (1,2,3) and have allocated each programme to an appropriate category.

Core learning. Builds on limited knowledge. Some background reading may be required.

Application of knowledge. Assumes prior learning.

Supporting specialisms. We may not be the provider and will signpost you to other learning providers.

Learning programmes from other providers which complement your learning.

Being influential - guide

  • Format: guide
  • Study time: 4h:0m

Business cases - guide

  • Format: guide
  • Study time: 7h:0m

Career development - guide

  • Format: guide
  • Study time: 3h:0m

Clinical medication review - workshop

  • Format: workshop
  • Study time: 9h:0m

COPD and asthma medication reviews - workshop

  • Format: workshop
  • Study time: 11h:0m

Customer service - guide

  • Format: guide
  • Study time: 6h:0m

Dealing with difficult discussions - e-learning

  • Format: e-learning
  • Study time: 6h:0m

Delegating - guide

  • Format: guide
  • Study time: 4h:0m

Effective change - guide

  • Format: guide
  • Study time: 5h:0m

Feedback - guide

  • Format: guide
  • Study time: 2h:0m

General practice - the fundamentals of working with GPs - e-course

  • Format: e-course
  • Study time: 100h:0m

General practice - the fundamentals of working with GPs - e-course

  • Format: e-course
  • Study time: 100h:0m

General practice - the fundamentals of working with GPs - e-course

  • Format: e-course
  • Study time: 100h:0m

Leading for change: Six-month leadership programme - Learning pathway

  • Format: Learning pathway

Leading for change: Six-month leadership programme - Learning pathway

  • Format: Learning pathway

Leading for change: Six-month leadership programme - Learning pathway

  • Format: Learning pathway

Leading for change: Six-month leadership programme - Learning pathway

  • Format: Learning pathway

Leading for change: Six-month leadership programme - Learning pathway

  • Format: Learning pathway

Prescribing: maintaining competence and confidence - guide

  • Format: guide
  • Study time: 4h:0m

Professionalism and professional judgement for pharmacy technicians - e-learning

  • Format: e-learning
  • Study time: 3h:0m

Research - guide

  • Format: guide
  • Study time: 4h:0m