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.

Our Shared decision making programme is now live

CPPE are pleased to announce the Shared decision making programme, commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement, is now live and taking bookings for cohorts in 2021.

Pharmacists are seen as integral to implementing the NHS Long term plan and it is expected that all healthcare professionals will be encouraged to incorporate this model of care into their practice. Shared decision making will contribute to creating an environment for patients to feel valued and empowered, which can lead to improved outcomes for those accessing primary care services.

This new programme offers a comprehensive toolkit to gain the knowledge and skills to embed personalised care into your practice. Through six self-directed online learning modules, and two online workshop days, the Shared decision making programme offers pharmacists the opportunity to improve their consultation skills and re-evaluate their approach to patient care.

Have a look at this video, which outlines some of the key features of the programme and highlights the importance of shared decision making for pharmacists.

Who can apply?

The programme is open to pharmacists working at least two days a week (15 hours) in a patient-facing role in primary care. This includes care homes and general practice. You can find more information about eligibility by visiting: www.cppe.ac.uk/career/sdm. To secure your place on the programme today, sign up at www.cppe.ac.uk/career/sdm or search ‘CPPE SDM’.

The programme is also available to learners who are currently on the Primary care pharmacy education pathway (PCPEP). If you are a current PCPEP learner, take a look at the module 5 home page for more details on the Shared decision making programme.

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