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.

Prescribing

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Welcome to your prescribing pages

Prescribing is no longer an add-on to traditional roles; it is an essential skill for clinical pharmacists in all sectors. It provides more choice for patients, efficiencies for the health care system, and a sense of professional satisfaction for the prescriber. Pharmacist independent prescribers are now legally permitted to prescribe almost everything, which means that there are opportunities wherever patients need care, and we have a wealth of experience and evidence that shows that pharmacist prescribing has the potential to transform care.

However, prescribing is still an additional qualification so we have created this collection of resources to help clinical pharmacists at all stages of their prescribing career. Whether you’re looking for information about how to get into prescribing, returning to prescribing after a break, seeking to expand your scope of practice or simply aiming to maintain your competence and confidence, we have something for you. And, if you’re a pharmacy student, a pre-registration graduate or a foundation pharmacist, we can offer inspiration and show you how prescribing could fit into your future practice.

We know that pharmacist prescribing transcends sectors and disciplines, so we have included ideas and links to resources relevant to this array of needs. We also know that the governance aspects of prescribing sometimes get overlooked in favour of the clinical role, so we have also included quizzes for you to check whether you’re up to date, and guidance if you find that you aren’t.

Take a look. We’re sure there’s something here for everyone

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These case studies should give you some ideas about how prescribing enhances clinical pharmacist roles.

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Information and links to help you plan your prescribing training.

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This section explains the steps involved in identifying development needs and actions to address them

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There are no prescribing standards specifically for pharmacists in England, but this collection of resources help bridge the gap.

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These resources address knowledge, skills and behaviours that aren’t specific to prescribing, but are essential to the prescribing process.

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This section includes resources relevant to the outcomes of the first competency domain.

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This section includes resources relevant to the outcomes of the second competency domain.

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Our Getting back into prescribing information might be all you need to put together an action plan to regain your competence and confidence to prescribe. However, if you prefer face-to-face learning and the opportunity to network with like-minded people, our Return to prescribing three-day workshop will offer a better fit

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Our Getting back into prescribing page is based on our popular Return to prescribing course. If you cannot attend a course in person, this will help you to take a self-directed route back into a prescribing role.

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There are many reasons why pharmacists have stopped prescribing. We have identified the common ones and offer suggestions about how to overcome them.

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This section includes resources that are relevant to clinical disciplines where pharmacist prescribing is common.

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You can download the full prescribing competency framework or an editable template.

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The General Pharmaceutical Council sets standards for pharmacist independent prescriber training, accredits prescribing courses and is due to publish guidance for pharmacist prescribers.

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This e-assessment is linked with the CPPE Prescribing web pages and assesses you on the learning objectives withing that programme.


Why should I do this assessment?

This e-assessment completes the learning you began with the CPPE Prescribing web pages. Access and successful completion will contribute to your own personal development plan, be recorded in your My CPPE record and will enable you to complete a CPD entry on the learning. It may also provide evidence for achieving competencies in the RPS Foundation or Advanced Pharmacy Frameworks.

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