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

Pathway progress

CPPE has designed an efficient way to record the key activities and assessments you undertake as you progress on your journey along the General practice pharmacist training pathway. This will help you to track your progress with learning and assessments throughout the 18 month pathway. It is important to note that the series does not need to be completed in order.

Completing your pathway progress will also enable CPPE to evaluate the pathway and provide data to education supervisors to support their work in ensuring that your progress meetings and assessments are completed in a timely manner.

We use the word private to describe some activities within learning and assessment. In the context of learning and assessment 'private' means that what you write will not be shared or published with anyone outside of the educational supervision team of CPPE.

General practice activity series 1: stage 1 evaluation and self-assessment

Before you attend the induction residential you need to complete the General practice pharmacist training pathway Stage 1 evaluation and self-assessment. The purpose of completing the Stage 1 evaluation and self-assessment is to inform your personal development planning and learning at the induction residential.

General practice activity series 2: stage 2 assessment

During assessment Stage 2 you will set up your Canvas e-portfolio, provide evidence that you have passed the Consultation skills e-assessment, complete a case-based discussion assessment and gather and reflect on multi-source feedback.

General practice activity series 3: stage 3 assessment

During assessment Stage 3 you will complete a second case-based discussion assessment and a second multisource feedback assessment. You will also complete your clinical assessment skills log, undertake two consultation skills assessments and use the patient satisfaction questionnaire (PSQ) to gather and reflect on feedback from patients.

General practice activity series 4: meeting with your education supervisor

You will meet with your CPPE education supervisor several times during your pathway journey. Your education supervisor will be working with you to identify your learning and development needs and support you to produce a personal development plan (PDP). The education supervisor will provide feedback on progress in relation to goals within your PDP and conduct progress reviews at months 1, 3, 6, 9, 12 and 18.

General practice activity series 5: learning and working with others

A key priority for the GP clinical pharmacist role is to develop communication and joint working across sectors and disciplines. In this activity series you can record education and collaboration with other healthcare professionals and sectors such as community pharmacy.

General practice activity series 6: stage 4 assessment and pathway feedback

This series of activities records your assessment Stage 4 – RPS Faculty application and your feedback on your education supervisor and the overall pathway experience.