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.


external resource


Welcome to the CPPE dermatology page. In your work as a pharmacy professional you will encounter people with a range of different skin problems and queries about dermatological conditions. These skin conditions can be challenging to diagnose, and you will need to know when to treat and with what medicines, and when to refer the individual.

Our dermatology page gives you access to relevant learning resources to allow you to improve your knowledge and skills when it comes to advising on treatment and the next steps for those with dermatological problems. This will support you in identifying common skin conditions, as well as identifying red flags which require referral.

Take a look at the learning resources to feel more confident in your approach to managing skin conditions in practice.


This programme will help to update your knowledge and skills on the common clinical conditions and minor ailments that present themselves in community pharmacy. It contains practical tips and advice on how to identify, recognise and manage minor ailments.

Please note: this e-learning programme has been developed and provided by NHS Education for Scotland. Users should recognise that this programme will refer to Scottish policies and organisations. CPPE does not maintain control over the accuracy and currency of this programme.

8h:00m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
  • identify the common minor ailments that present themselves in community pharmacy
  • recognise, manage and advise on the signs and symptoms of minor ailments
  • identify danger signs and symptoms, know how to manage these and when to refer patients
  • offer advice, support and evidence-based over-the-counter treatment to patients with minor ailments
  • know where to find relevant information and resources on minor ailments.
external resource

e-Learning for Healthcare dermatology online learning resource

external resource

National Eczema Society: A guide for teenagers with eczema


Please help us improve our website by letting us know what you like and reporting anything that isn't quite right.