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.

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Next ACPT cohort starts 5 February 2018

  • Keen to make a different to patient experience?
  • Want to maximise opportunities for everyone in the pharmacy team?
  • Are you ready to develop in your role as a pharmacy technician?

CPPE’s Accuracy checking pharmacy technician (ACPT) programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to undertake the final accuracy check of dispensed items.

The pilot is currently available to pharmacy technicians working in London and the South East and applications are being accepted now for the February intake.

ACPT helps you gain more knowledge and improves the efficiency of the department you’re working in

Muna, ACPT trainee


Key benefits include:

  • freeing up pharmacist time to deliver clinical services
  • empowering pharmacy technicians to provide leadership in the dispensary
  • optimising skill mix within the pharmacy team
  • reaccreditation is not required.


Further information

Start date: Monday 5 February 2018

Length of course: Up to twelve months

Time commitment: Eight hours of online study (can be broken down into smaller blocks), plus collation of checking logs in the workplace


Apply now

For more information and to apply for the programme, visit the dedicated ACPT page of our website. Once you have booked your place you will be sent a link to register for the online learning.


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