CPPE is commissioned by Health Education England to deliver training to pharmacy professionals working in primary care as part of the primary care Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES). We have developed the Primary care pharmacy education pathway to align the education requirements of the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the NHS Long Term Plan and the primary care Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service.
This pathway builds on the success of the Clinical pharmacists in general practice education and the Medicines optimisation in care homes pathways and will equip pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to work in various patient-facing roles in primary care networks as part of a multidisciplinary team. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to access a range of different study methods to suit different learning styles, a continuous assessment process and support from supervisors and peers. The pathway is 18-months for pharmacists and 15-months for pharmacy technicians.
Pharmacy professionals who are already enrolled on the Clinical pharmacists in general practice education or the medicines optimisation in care homes pathway will continue with this but any new applicants employed through the primary care Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service will join the Primary care pharmacy education pathway.
CPPE regularly runs an introduction webinar for employers, clinical supervisors and interested parties outlining the PCPEP pathway. For information on how to book see the latest newsletter
The education pathway is outlined below.
For further information please refer to the FAQ document.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot find the answers to your question on the Primary care pharmacy education pathway pages.
If you work in primary care but are not eligible for the Primary care pharmacy education pathway CPPE has a wide range of learning in the portfolio. You can download an information sheet here.