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.

Medicines optimisation in care homes training pathway for pharmacy professionals

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has been commissioned by Health Education England (HEE), on behalf of NHS England (NHSE), to provide the education for 600 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians recruited to NHSE Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes programme. We have created a programme that will meet the needs of these pharmacy professionals and ensure they are fully equipped in their medicines optimisation roles in care homes.

As part of our programme development process, we are working with experts in the enhanced health in care homes (ECHC) vanguards, and across primary and secondary care, to ensure a multidisciplinary approach. We are linking with clinical pharmacists in general practice and engaging with care home residents and the public in our programme development.

The 18-month programme began on 30 April 2018 and there will be a phased recruitment into the pathway, with cohorts starting into the pathway on 3rd September 2018, 7th January 2019, 1st April 2019 and 2nd September 2019.

Contact carehomes@cppe.ac.uk if you cannot find the answers to your question on the Medicines optimisation in care homes training pathway for pharmacy professionals pages.