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 Health Education England (HEE) Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme (IFPP) will support the 2019/20 cohort of pre-registration pharmacists whose training and registration was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic to make the transition from pre-registration trainee, through provisional registration, to becoming a fully registered foundation pharmacist and beyond. The Foundation pharmacist programme 2020/21 delivered by CPPE is part of the HEE IFPP.
There are two parts to the IFPP:

  • Part 1: Resources to support all provisionally registered pharmacists (PRPs) to maintain and develop their clinical knowledge and assist with registration assessment revision (irrespective of employment status). Register with the HEE IFPP to access these resources .
  • Part 2: Predominantly a vocational training programme, in which learners use work-based experiences and reflection to identify areas of good practice and further development opportunities. Educational support to develop a foundation portfolio of practice is delivered by partner organisations including CPPE.

More information about foundation training with CPPE is available on the Training programme page.

Who's eligible for foundation training with CPPE?

HEE is funding CPPE to deliver foundation training for provisionally registered pharmacists (or newly qualified pharmacists who passed the registration assessment in March 2021) who work in community pharmacy, primary care and Health in Justice. Some employers, such as Boots, have internal foundation programmes and are therefore not eligible to apply for foundation training via CPPE.

Apply for the CPPE Foundation Pharmacist Programme 2020/21 here.

Key dates

Applications for cohort 2 are now closed

Cohort 3 starts: April 2021
Applications for cohort 3 are open and will close 10 May 2021

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.