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.

Child health

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The aim of this learning resource is to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to deal professionally with safeguarding issues.

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6h:00m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)


Learning Objectives:

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
  • summarise the background and policy surrounding the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and the issues this raises for pharmacy professionals
  • convey the importance of pharmacy professionals increasing their awareness of abuse, neglect and child sexual exploitation (CSE) and developing ways of working with other health professionals to promote best practice to deal with situations involving suspected abuse, neglect and CSE
  • highlight situations in which you are best placed to observe signs of abuse, neglect and CSE and the legal issues to consider when making a referral
  • identify sources of useful information and contacts for the development of local procedures for dealing with suspected abuse, neglect or CSE observed in the pharmacy setting
  • confidently make a referral to the appropriate local contacts should the need ever arise.
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Supported by Health Education England (HEE), in association with the Department of Health and NHS England, this short video presents a series of scenarios involving a young person potentially at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and uses the voice of a real-life victim who talks about her experiences at the hands of a CSE gang.

The video provides practical advice on what to do if you suspect a patient or person in your care is at risk and makes it clear that there is a responsibility to report any activity that you think is suspicious.

Click to view the video


0h:15m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)


Learning Objectives:

After watching this video you should be able to:
  • describe what CSE is, who is at risk and the impact it can have on young people's lives
  • recognise the indicators of CSE in various healthcare settings
  • understand your professional responsibility to take action to protect and support any young person you suspect may be at risk of CSE.
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Involving children in the discussion about their care can improve outcomes and promote ownership of health. This e-learning programme focuses on the key skills and behaviours you can adopt to make sure you communicate effectively with children and young people and manage the triadic consultation effectively.


2h:30m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)


Learning Objectives:

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
  • describe the benefits of involving children and young people in the consultation
  • recognise and address the challenges of the triadic consultation
  • describe the skills and techniques needed to engage children and young people successfully in the consultation
  • apply the skills, knowledge and behaviours to demonstrate a patient-centred approach when consulting with children and young people
  • complete a self-reflection checklist to support you in developing your practice.
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The aim of this learning resource is to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to deal professionally with any safeguarding issues that may arise in the course of your practice.

Completion of the programme and the associated Level 2 assessment will fulfil the safeguarding requirements at Level 2 for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians as required for the Quality Payment Scheme and by the intercollegiate document Safeguarding children and young people.

Completion of the programme and the associated Level 1 assessment will allow pharmacy support staff to prove their competence at Level 1 as required by the intercollegiate document Safeguarding children and young people.


3h:00m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)


Learning Objectives:

On completion of all aspects of this learning programmme you should be able to:
  • explain your role in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and be aware of your legal, ethical and professional responsibilities
  • describe the different types of abuse that children and vulnerable adults may be subjected to and know how to recognise the potential signs of abuse
  • know who to contact for advice if you have concerns about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult
  • take appropriate action if you suspect a case of abuse or neglect, including appropriately reporting and recording your concerns and sharing of information
  • be able to identify and refer on an individual suspected of being a victim of trafficking, child sexual exploitation and female genital mutilation or at risk of radicalisation.
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Work your way around the Child health learning topic, taking part in bite-sized interactive challenges that will help you and your team give advice to parents/guardians. The challenges look at the juvenile vaccination programme, dealing with diarrhoea or a fever, while equipping the team to deal with any safeguarding issues.

You can access this learning here: Child health - theLearningpharmacy.com


Learning Objectives:

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
  • develop and run an effective health promotion campaign in your pharmacy
  • explain how to deal effectively with patient queries about long term conditions or medicines
  • provide advice and signposting on self-care and public health
  • explain how you would develop and deliver a successful pharmacy service
  • describe how to advise appropriately a patient requesting an OTC medicine
  • explain how you would work in partnership with other healthcare professionals to support patients.
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This e-assessment is linked with the CPPE Safeguarding children and vulnerable adult: a guide for the pharmacy team e-learning programme and assesses you on the learning objectives within the programme.


Why should I do this assessment?

This e-assessment completes the learning you began with the CPPE Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults e-learning programme. Successful completion will provide evidence of your learning at Level 1 of the Intercollegiate Document: Safeguarding children and young people - roles and competences for healthcare staff (2014).
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This e-assessment is linked with the CPPE Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults e-learning programme and assesses you on the learning objectives within the programme.

This is an open book assessment so please ensure you have the learning programme and any other resources to hand before you start the assessment.


Why should I do this assessment?

This e-assessment completes the learning you began with the CPPE Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults e-learning programme. Successful completion will be recorded in your My CPPE record and will enable you to complete a CPD entry on the learning. It will also provide evidence of your learning at Level 2 of the Intercollegiate Document: Safeguarding children and young people - roles and competences for healthcare staff: (2014), as required for the Quality Payments Scheme. If you are working towards completing a Declaration of Competence for a pharmacy service, successful completion of this assessment will provide evidence of your learning.
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external resource

Neonatal & Paediatric Pharmacists Group webpage.

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Practical and reliable advice about giving medicine to your child.

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