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.

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Foundation pharmacist training pathway - change of dates

Our Foundation pharmacist training pathway is a programme specifically aimed at supporting newly qualified pharmacists to develop their knowledge and skills in community pharmacy practice.

The Foundation pharmacist training pathway will support you to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, behaviours and experience to deliver excellent patient care. Mapped to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Foundation practice framework, the programme aims to support you to be capable and competent in your role and to ensure quality of care during the first stage of your foundation training – Foundation Stage 1. The 12 month fully-funded programme offers a comprehensive mix of online tutor-supported study, learning activities, workshops, assessment and work-based support through a designated work-based CPPE tutor. 

The Foundation pharmacist training pathway will incorporate an element of workplace support and assessment, allowing learning to be applied, developed and demonstrated in a practice environment.

Applications are now open. The deadline for applications is 25 September 2017 and there is a limit of 100 places. The programme will commence on the 6 November 2017.

Who's eligible?

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • are a newly qualified pharmacist (you qualified after October 2015)
  • work for an independent or small multiple community pharmacy (as defined by this Pharmaceutical Journal article) or you are a locum pharmacist working at least three days per week in community pharmacy. If you are unsure as to whether you are elegible, please contact: info@cppe.ac.uk

You can find out more information including an overview of the programme here

Download the application form here

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