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.

Clinical pharmacists in general practice education pathway

Clinical pharmacists in general practice education

The NHS England phase 2 Clinical pharmacists in general practice education will place 1650 clinical pharmacists in general practice by 2020/2021. Health Education England (HEE) awarded the education contract to CPPE following an open procurement process and the success of our education pathway for the phase 1 pilot.

The 18-month Clinical pharmacists in general practice education will equip clinical pharmacists and senior clinical pharmacists with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to work in general practice as part of a multidisciplinary team in a patient-facing role. Clinical pharmacists in general practice can access a range of different study methods to suit different learning styles, three stages of assessment and support from supervisors and peers. The Clinical pharmacists in general practice education is outlined below.

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.

Click here to access phase 1 pages

Listen to the podcast below to hear our national lead for the Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice Education, Ceinwen Mannall, talk about the training available for pharmacists moving in to general practice and the impact and value that pharmacists can bring to this area of healthcare.