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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Newly qualified pharmacist programme - applications open

CPPE, and our partners, have worked together to deliver the Newly qualified pharmacist programme. Applications for Cohort 2 opened for registration on 08 November 2021.

The fully funded 12-month Newly qualified pharmacist programme is for pharmacists who completed pre-registration training in the 2020/2021 cohort, and are working in community pharmacy, primary care* and health in justice (including locums). 

Hospital pharmacists are not eligible to apply. Some employers, such as Boots have internal training programmes for newly qualified pharmacists; therefore, if you are working for Boots, you are not eligible to apply for the CPPE Newly qualified pharmacist programme

* If you are employed as part of the PCN Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS), you will be expected to enrol for the CPPE Primary care pharmacy education pathway as a requirement of the PCN Directed Enhanced Service (DES) specification. You can find out more information about the pathway and how to apply here. Do not enrol for the Newly qualified pharmacist programme if you are employed via ARRS funding.

The overall aim of the programme is to support newly qualified pharmacists to develop, and demonstrate, confidence and competence in core areas of community pharmacy practice. The programme is designed to support learners to become better equipped to adapt and deliver safe and effective patient care, at this pivotal stage of their career.

The programme takes a blended learning approach and offers a mix of online learning, workshops, assessment and work-based support, through a designated CPPE education supervisor.

The programme is aligned to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Post-registration Foundation Curriculum, which is underpinned by the RPS Foundation Pharmacist Framework (2019). This framework was produced from an evidence based role analysis of the current and future roles (until 2023), of early careers pharmacists practising in all sectors across the UK.

The Newly qualified pharmacist programme will be a pharmacist’s first step in their post-registration professional development journey, and provides comprehensive learning to support pharmacists’ springboard towards Independent Prescribing (IP) training.

Cohort 2 applications opened on 08 November 2021. You can find out more and register, here.

The programme will start on 31 January 2022.

You must be on the GPhC register as a pharmacist to apply. Provisionally registered pharmacists are not eligible.

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