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.

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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.

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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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05/06/2017 15:19:27

Medicines optimisation: helping people get the most out of their medicines launched

We have launched our new e-learning programme Medicines optimisation: helping people get the most from their medicines, a programme designed to explain medicines optimisation and show how it can improve patient outcomes.

A study commissioned by the Department of Health found that the annual cost of prescription medicines wastage in England is around £300 million and that around £150 million of this is avoidable.

CPPE’s Medicines optimisation e-learning programme can help pharmacy professionals more effectively deliver medicines optimisation using patient-centred care, shared decision-making and consultation skills. It highlights the need for effective communication between health and social care practitioners across all care settings, using national guidance and tools supporting medicines optimisation.

Access the e-learning programme through our website.



1. York Health Economics Consortium and School of Pharmacy, University of London. Evaluation of the scale, causes and costs of waste medicines. London: YHEC/School of Pharmacy, University of London. 2010. 

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