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.


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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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Clinical pharmacists in general practice education

Health Education England (HEE), through the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE), is providing the education for all pharmacists employed in NHS England bid sites. We have created a programme that is flexible to meet the needs of these pharmacists and will ensure they are fully equipped in their key primary care team roles. We are working with GP deans to ensure a multidisciplinary approach, and engaging with patients and the public in our programme development.

The 18-month phase 1 General practice pharmacist training pathway began in 2016. For more information about phase 1 education, including the pathway overview and resources click on the ‘Phase 1’ button.

The NHS England phase 2 Clinical pharmacists in general practice education will place 1650 clinical pharmacists in general practice by 2020/2021. For more information about the phase 2 education pathway click on the ‘Phase 2’ button.

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Contact generalpractice@cppe.ac.uk if you cannot find the answer to your question on the Clinical pharmacist in general practice education pages.

If you are a GP-based pharmacist working in a surgery outside the NHS England programme click here to find out about the learning we have available for you.