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.

Clinical pharmacists in general practice education pathway

Health Education England (HEE) awarded the contract to deliver the education for clinical pharmacists in general practice until 2020/21 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.