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.

Foundation pharmacist programme 2020/21

The overall aim of the Foundation pharmacist programme 2020/21 is to support the 2019/20 cohort of pre-registration pharmacists, to develop and demonstrate competence in core areas of community pharmacy practice. Mapped to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Foundation Pharmacist Framework 2019, the programme is designed to support learners to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, behaviours, abilities, values, attitudes, beliefs and experience to deliver excellent patient care.

The 12-month, fully-funded programme takes a blended learning approach and offers a comprehensive mix of online learning activities, workshops, communities of practice, assessment and work-based support.

You will be allocated a designated CPPE education supervisor who will review your progress in practice and provide you with feedback and support to develop your confidence and competence to deliver high-quality community pharmacy services.

More information about the programme is available on the Training programme page.

You will be expected to undertake the full programme of study.

Who's eligible?

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 community pharmacy are eligible for the Foundation pharmacist programme 2020/21 unless their employer provides a foundation training programme. We can not accept applications from PRPs who work at Boots, Lloyds or another employer which provides a foundation training programme, even if these programmes do not start until the PRP is fully registered. Employers internal training programmes take priority over the CPPE programme.

Apply here

Key dates

Applications open: 14 August 2020

Contact foundationpractice@cppe.ac.uk if you cannot find the answers to your questions about the pathway on the Foundation pharmacist programme 2020/21 pages of our website.