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.

Pharmacy technician impact groups

CPPE Pharmacy technician impact groups are a series of small group sessions for pharmacy technicians who would like to develop their skills and confidence further. They are designed to complement CPPE’s Pharmacy technician enhancing your professional practice e-course.

The fully-funded series of CPPE Pharmacy technician impact groups are open to any pharmacy technician delivering or supporting the delivery of NHS services in England in any sector of practice. Employer’s support is essential for attendance at the learning sets and for workplace development.

There will be six impact groups running in 2022, starting in June and July 2022.

Full details of the first six impact groups for 2022 can be found in the Format and dates tab below.

Overview

Aim
The aim of the CPPE Pharmacy technician impact groups is to support your professional development, build your confidence and develop your leadership skills. They will enhance your ability to undertake a professional approach to your practice and become lifelong learners. They also aim to provide a network of support with other pharmacy technicians in practice.

Format
There will be six small group online Zoom sessions*, each lasting for four and a half hours over a 12-month period. CPPE tutors will facilitate the sessions, comprising of up to eight pharmacy technicians. You will require to commit to attending all six sessions with your allocated group. You will be able to choose from a block of dates and times to sign up to.

*There will be an option to attend an initial session in a larger group for three hours, which will include Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI ®) training. This will aim to help you understand individual differences and strengths to build a robust foundation for lifelong learning and enhance your leadership journey.

Each session will be based on the following topics:

  1. Reflection and personal development
  2. Being a professional, what does this mean to me?
  3. Working in collaboration
  4. Person-centred care
  5. Professional knowledge and skills
  6. Leadership
     

You will need to complete specified elements of the e-course before each session and bring along examples from your practice to enable you to put your learning into practice and network with fellow participants.

Who can apply?

Any pharmacy technician working in England from any sector of practice who provides, or supports others to provide, NHS services.

Suggested prior learning includes the CPPE's Pharmacy technician enhancing your professional practice e-course.

Participants must have the support of their employer to attend the impact group sessions and have an identified and agreed on appropriate workplace mentor.

Format and dates

There is a choice of impact group session dates, so you can choose a group that works around your other commitments. You will need to attend all six sessions to enable you to complete all the sessions with your online tutor and fellow participants.

The impact groups are designed to maximise networking and sharing best practices with pharmacy technicians in other workplaces. For this reason, please choose a different group from your colleagues.

Pharmacy technician impact groups comprise of six online sessions, delivered over 12-months, each supported by a CPPE tutor. To successfully complete the course, you will need to attend all six sessions and complete specified elements of the CPPE’s Pharmacy technician enhancing your professional practice e-course.

Impact groups one to six are outlined below:

Impact group 1:

  • Facilitator – Joanne Nevinson
  • Session 1 – 6 June 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • The remaining session dates will be every eight weeks and agreed with the group at the first session.

Impact group  2:

  • Facilitator – Carrie Ackerman
  • Session 1 – 23 June 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • The remaining session dates will be every eight weeks and agreed with the group at the first session.

Impact group  3:

  • Facilitator – Hannah Twigg
  • Session 1 – 1 July 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • The remaining session dates will be every eight weeks and agreed with the group at the first session.

Impact group  4:

  • Facilitator – Kerry Proctor
  • Session 1 – 19 September 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • The remaining session dates will be every eight weeks and agreed with the group at the first session.

Impact group 5:

  • Facilitator – Ellen Carberry
  • Session 1 – 7 October 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • The remaining session dates will be every eight weeks and agreed with the group at the first session.

Impact group  6:

  • Facilitator – Sarah Deeming
  • Session 1 – 19 July 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • The remaining session dates will be every eight weeks and agreed with the group at the first session.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) workshop

You will get an opportunity to attend an additional session in a larger group. The session will include an MBTI® workshop, which aims to help you understand individual differences and strengths to build a robust foundation for lifelong learning and enhance your leadership journey.

We strongly encourage you to attend this optional part of the programme to aid your development and leadership journey.

Places are limited, and more information, including dates, times and how to book a place, can be found here.

All MBTI® sessions will be delivered via Zoom.

Networking and local learning

A key part of the impact groups will be building your network. You can achieve this by attending the online sessions and contributing to the discussions. You will also join a discussion forum to network and share best practice with others on the cohort.

Mentoring

Pharmacy technicians participating in the CPPE Pharmacy technician impact groups are encouraged to find a mentor. This can be a trusted senior colleague in their organisation who can act as a sounding board and provide support and guidance to further develop their role.

Programme handbook

The programme handbook is currently in development and will be available in June 2022.

Apply now

Click here to apply.

If your application is successful, you will receive Zoom links and information on how to access the sessions.