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.

16/05/2018 16:09:18

Pharmacy in wider primary care: a free webinar for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

Are you at a stage of your career where you are wondering how you can take the next step? Are you thinking about what it would be like to have extra skills and responsibilities?

Or do you simply just want to develop yourself professionally to provide better safety and outcomes for your patients?

We are pleased to be supporting Health Education England (HEE) and NHS England’s plans to integrate the pharmacy workforce into wider primary care.

CPPE will be involved with providing some of the education, and HEE pharmacy dean (North), Chris Cutts, will be running a webinar on 22 May 2018 to discuss these amazing opportunities further.

NHS England has initiated new training schemes as part of the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF), which aims to support the integration of pharmacy professionals into wider primary care and make the most of their clinical skills.

HEE is working in partnership with NHS England to meet goals set by the NHS Five Year Forward View, which emphasises service integration and includes new models of care to incorporate primary and secondary care, and health and social care.  

Working with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and other partners, HEE has developed new, fully-funded, innovative programmes. These programmes are available for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and will allow those enrolling to study at work, or in their own time through flexible and accessible learning solutions.

The new training programmes are:

  • Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists in GP practices, care homes and integrated urgent care/NHS 111 hubs aligned to specific programmes 
  • NHS 111/Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) Workforce Development Programme?for Pharmacists (employed in IUC)
  • Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes Training for Pharmacy Professionals (for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians employed in care homes)
  • Clinical and Professional Leadership Development for Pharmacy Professionals (for both community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians)
  • Post-registration Training for Community Pharmacists 
  • Community Pharmacy Technician Training and Development Programme pilot 
  • Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician Programme

More information about the training programmes is available here.

To provide information on how the PhIF can help pharmacy professionals develop their roles, Chris Cutts will be running this free webinar on 22 May 2018 between 7:30-8:45pm.

The webinar will provide an overview of new opportunities for pharmacy to support wider primary care, as well as a discussion about the new training opportunities that the PhIF will present.

The webinar is open to all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

You can register for the webinar here.





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