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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Quality Payments - how CPPE can help

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC), NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have agreed to update both the gateway and quality criteria for a revised Quality Payments Scheme for the remaining six months of the 2018/19 financial year. These changes are outlined in the PSNC briefing: A summary of the second Quality Payments Scheme 2018/19 released in September 2018.

At CPPE our aim is to support registered pharmacy professionals and the wider pharmacy team to meet all of the criteria in the revised Quality Payments Scheme. 

There are now two quality criteria that link to CPPE learning.

Patient safety

On the day of the review, 80 percent of all registered pharmacy professionals working at the pharmacy will have satisfactorily completed the CPPE Risk Management training; and the pharmacy has available for inspection at the review point, at premises level, an example of a risk review that the pharmacy team at the premises have drawn up for a risk in that pharmacy that has been identified and prioritised with identified risk minimisation actions that the pharmacy team is taking.

Public health

On the day of the review the pharmacy is a Healthy Living Pharmacy level 1 (self-assessment) and; 80 percent of staff working at the pharmacy (including pharmacy professionals) that provide healthcare advice to the public have successfully completed the CPPE children’s oral health training assessment.

Our new Pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme page outlines the three steps that need to be taken in order to achieve the criteria listed above. The page tracks a learner’s progress and highlights steps that are yet  to be completed. In order to support learners in achieving the other criteria we will be releasing the CPPE Quality Payments learning resources document in early October.


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