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.

20/04/2018 12:13:54

Applications open for latest Mary Seacole cohorts

CPPE is delighted to confirm that we will again be involved in bringing you the Mary Seacole Leadership Programme for community pharmacy.

In 2017, we began collaborating with the NHS Leadership Academy to offer this prestigious programme to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in the community.

We have now finalised the dates for the next 15 cohorts, and applications for each of the cohorts are now open – visit our dedicated webpage for further information.

Places on the programme are being fully funded to participants via the Pharmacy Integration Fund.

To apply, you must complete the online registration form through the NHS Leadership Academy’s NHSx platform – you will need to register for an NHSx account before accessing the application form.

What is the Mary Seacole Leadership Programme? 

CPPE is working in collaboration with the NHS Leadership Academy to offer the Mary Seacole Leadership Programme to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in community pharmacy.

This NHS-led flagship programme was developed to support healthcare professionals within the NHS, and is now available to the community pharmacy workforce. It is designed to develop clinical leadership and management skills to enable pharmacy professionals to drive quality services in community pharmacy and really make a difference to the health of the patients they see.

Funded via the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF), the programme offers learners a great opportunity to take the next step in building on previous Leadership training they may have done through the Healthy Living Pharmacy initiative. It is also suitable for those embarking on clinical leadership training for the first time.

Who can apply?

The programme is for pharmacy professionals (pharmacists and pharmacy technicians) working full or part time in community pharmacy. This includes those in an employed position and those in relief or locum positions. To meet the application criteria you should spend 40 percent of your working week in community pharmacy practice.

What does it involve?

The programme is a six-month interactive online course with support from an online tutor. There are 12 modules to complete online and all of these include online peer discussion groups where you can discuss your learning and challenges with colleagues and make entries as evidence of your learning. There are three compulsory one-day workshops which draw on the online content to bring your learning to life. In the workshops you will practice clinical leadership behaviours and examine the impact these may have on others. At the end of the programme, you will submit a 2000-word assignment and, on successful completion of this and the programme, you will receive the nationally recognised NHS Leadership Academy Award in Healthcare Leadership.

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