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.

Students

As a pharmacy undergraduate or pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician your key focus is on excelling in your studies and preparing for exams. We offer a range of resources to support you to develop further knowledge and skills you can apply in practice.

Pharmacy undergraduates

Our Pharmacy undergraduates guide has suggestions to get you started including a list of e-learning and distance learning programmes available to undergraduates. To access these programmes you will need to register as a pharmacy undergraduate with CPPE. If you would like to find out how to register, you can access information here.

You can also access the external resources on our gateway pages. Use the search function on our website to find a topic or click on the NHS priorities, Clinical Pharmacy or Public Health tabs at the top of the website homepage for a list of the gateway pages.

The Pharmacy undergraduate guide also contains information on how CPPE can support you to develop and demonstrate attributes required for your application for a trainee pharmacist placement, how CPPE can support you during your foundation training 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. You could also try out our popular e-challenge quiz.

We also work with the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA). The BPSA is the official pharmacy undergraduate organisation of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and represents both pharmacy undergraduates and trainee pharmacists. The BPSA host a small number of CPPE programmes on their website. You can attend CPPE sessions at BPSA conferences. More information about conferences is given on the BPSA website.

Pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians

As a pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician, you can register on the CPPE website by choosing the ‘other’ category. This will give you access to many learning resources to help you on your journey to becoming a registered pharmacy technician.

Once you gain your GPhC number it is important to register on the CPPE website again using the ‘GPhC registrant’ category. You can then merge your two accounts by clicking the ‘merge my accounts’ option from ‘My CPPE’ which you will find in the dropdown menu under your name on the top right of the screen. This will give you access to all of the learning programmes available to pharmacy technicians to support you on your pharmacy technician career journey, whichever direction you take.

You may consider starting with a focus on providing a high-quality, patient-focused service by visiting the consultation skills for pharmacy practice website.

You can also access the external resources on our gateway pages. Use the search function on our website to find a topic or click on the NHS priorities, Clinical Pharmacy or Public Health tabs at the top of the website homepage for a list of the gateway pages.

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. You could also try out our popular e-challenge quiz.