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.

New Foundation pharmacist programme 2020/21 launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Foundation pharmacist programme 2020/21.

Health Education England (HEE) announced the launch of the HEE Interim Foundation Pharmacist programme (IFPP) on 3 August 2020. The 12-month IFPP will support the 2019/20 cohort of pre-registration pharmacists who join the provisional register. HEE has worked with partner organisations to develop and deliver this programme.

CPPE is a partner organisation and we are delivering a 12-month programme for provisionally registered pharmacists (PRPs) who work in community pharmacy. Some employers, such as Boots, have internal programmes which will take priority over the CPPE programme. PRPs who have access to internal programmes should use those rather than the CPPE programme.

The foundation programme delivered by CPPE offers a comprehensive mix of online tutor-supported study, learning activities, workshops and assessment. You will also be supported by a CPPE education supervisor throughout the programme who will support you with personal development planning and conducting practice-based assessments and feedback. This mix of workplace support and assessment will allow you to apply and develop learning in a practice environment.

The topics covered in the programme include leadership, consultation skills, person-centred care and application of clinical knowledge and skills with evidence-informed decision making. The range of modules will help equip you to work confidently and competently as part of diverse multi-professional, multi-sector teams.

Applications for the programme are now open and the programme will start on 7 September 2020.

For more information on the programme and how to apply, visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/career/fpp20-21/foundation-pharmacist-programme#nav-top or email: foundationpractice@cppe.ac.uk

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