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.

GP pharmacist training pathway

Health Education England (HEE), through the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE), is providing the training pathway for the first phase of pharmacists employed in the NHS England bid sites. We have created a programme that is flexible to meet the needs of these pharmacists and will ensure they are fully equipped in their key primary care team roles. We are working with GP deans to ensure a multidisciplinary approach, and engaging with patients and the public in our programme development. The General practice pharmacist training pathway is outlined below.

The national learning pathway Developing clinical pharmacists in general practice describes the vision, core principles and themes of the training pathway. Download our General practice training pathway brochure (by clicking on the cover image to the right) to find out more about the work we’ve done so far.

The pathway learning factsheet details available learning provided by CPPE and other organisations linked to the nine themes of the Developing clinical pharmacists in general practice national learning pathway.

If you are on the pathway, the pathway handbook provides information about your learning throughout the pathway and prepares you for working in a GP practice.

You will choose your study days based on your personal development plan.

General practice - the fundamentals of working with GPs e-course is available on your Canvas platform or available on the CPPE website as a tutor led or self-study course. This e-course will allow you to explore the skills, knowledge, experience and behaviours in theme 1 of the national learning pathway.

More information on the pathway can be found on the General practice pharmacist training pathway overview factsheet.

Contact generalpractice@cppe.ac.uk if you cannot find the answer to your question on the General practice pharmacy training pathway pages.

The CPPE General practice pharmacist training pathway is overseen by a reference group (terms of reference), chaired by HEE.

If you are a GP-based pharmacist that is not on the pathway then click here to find out what learning we have available for you.