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.


As a student pharmacy technician or pharmacist your key focus is on excelling in your studies and preparing for exams. Our Pharmacy undergraduates guide outlines the support on offer to undergraduates from CPPE and external providers as you prepare for practice placements and your pre-registration year. This guide includes a list of CPPE programmes available to pharmacy undergraduates. It also contains information on CPPE can support you to develop and demonstrate attributes required for your application for a pre-registration placement and  how CPPE can support you during your pre-registration year and in your future career as a pharmacist.

You can use our online learning environment, theLearningpharmacy.com™, which supports you with practice-based teaching and learning through short interactive challenges in a community pharmacy setting. This is free to access and is a useful resource during your training years.

MPharm students and pre-registration pharmacists are able to access some of our programmes from the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA). The BPSA is a national body that represents MPharm students and pre-registration trainee pharmacists. It hosts a number of CPPE learning materials and you can download these from its educational resources web page.

We visit further education colleges that provide pharmacy technician qualifications, pharmacy schools and employers to introduce you to CPPE and to give you a copy of our distance learning programme Consultation skills for pharmacy practice: taking a patient-centred approach. This will help you to focus on providing a high-quality, patient-focused service from the moment you qualify.

These resources help you think about how you will put your learning into practice after you register. You could also try out our learn-on-the-go apps and our popular e-challenge quiz. You can download the apps by searching CPPE on the App Store or Google Play.