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.

Foundation pharmacist training pathway 2019/20

Our Foundation pharmacist training pathway 2019/20 supports newly qualified pharmacists to develop their knowledge and skills in community pharmacy practice.

This programme is no longer open for enrolment.

CPPE reserves the right to charge a fee for early withdrawal from the programme.

Health Education England (HEE) has provided funding for CPPE to deliver the Foundation pharmacist programme 2020/21 to support the 2019/20 cohort of pre-registration pharmacists. Provisionally registered pharmacists (PRPs) who work in the community pharmacy are eligible for the Foundation pharmacist programme 2020/21. Some employers, such as Boots, have internal programmes which will take priority over the CPPE programme. PRPs who have access to internal programmes should use those rather than the CPPE programme.

More information and details of how to register can be found here.