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.

Primary care pharmacy education pathway

There are three handbooks that provide guidance for learners, employers, clinical supervisors and clinical mentors.

The Pathway and role progression handbook provides information about the content of the pathway and also suggests how the roles of pharmacy professionals working in primary care should progress.

The Clinical supervisor handbook provides information about what is expected of the clinical supervisors (appointed by the employer).

The clinical supervisor self-assessment form is for all clinical supervisors overseeing the progress of pharmacy professionals on a CPPE national training pathway. This form enables clinical supervisors to self-assess their suitability for this role, working through the statements in the form and accessing the links, if necessary, to update their knowledge. This form is for local use only and does not need to be submitted to CPPE.

The assessment handbook provides information on all of the assessments that pharmacy professionals must complete during the pathway.

The Clinical examination and procedural skills assessment record (CEPSAR) booklet has three parts:

  1. Clinical examination and procedural skills log
  2. Information regarding the two case studies for both learners and clinical supervisors– submitted in learner’s e-portfolio and discussed with their clinical supervisor (Appendix 2)
  3. Information regarding the reflective essay on clinical and procedural skills practice – submitted to CPPE for marking. (Appendix 3)