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.

12/06/2023 10:22:34

CPPE launches Extending scope of prescribing practice e-course

We are excited to announce that we have launched our new Extending scope of prescribing practice e-course.

The Extending scope of prescribing practice e-course aims to support you to develop your prescribing-related skills and knowledge in order to extend the scope of your prescribing practice. Focusing on extending prescribing practice, the programme assumes that you are currently prescribing and are familiar with the underlying principles and guidance relating to prescribing.

The Extending scope of prescribing practice e-course will provide you with the key principles to consider when extending the scope of your prescribing practice. The e-course will focus on using the activities of reflection, peer review, assurance of competence and prescribing governance to support your approach to the learning and development of new clinical skills and expertise. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society Prescribing competency framework is used throughout the e-course.

After completing all aspects of this programme, including the self-directed activities, you should be able to describe the key purpose of current national guidance for pharmacist prescribers and self-analyse your current practice to identify existing areas of prescribing competency. You should be able to develop an action plan to extend the scope of your prescribing and create a plan for monitoring and evaluating your performance in your extended scope of practice.

For more information and to access the e-course, please visit:


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