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.

GP pharmacist training pathway

Independent prescribing

Independent prescribing is a key part of the general practice pharmacist role. Qualification as an independent prescriber will be provided by Higher Education Institution providers with funding from Health Education England’s Local Education and Training Boards. Independent prescriber study time will be in addition to your 28 days study time required for the General practice pharmacist training pathway. Regional information on independent prescribing can be found on the Canvas platform.

For pharmacists who are qualified but currently not prescribing, CPPE offers Return to prescribing study days.