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.

RPS and CPPE: Peer discussion support, supporting people with mental health conditions

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new collaborative event with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), Peer discussion support, supporting people with mental health conditions.

This workshop is open to all pharmacy professionals and aims to support the peer discussion element of revalidation. You have the choice to either attend the event with a peer, or find a peer on the night.

The GPhC define a peer discussion as a development activity introduced as part of revalidation to encourage pharmacy professionals to reflect on their practice with someone who understands their work, with the aims of gaining another perspective and reducing professional isolation. During a peer discussion you will have the opportunity to discuss how you have applied some recent learning and what impact that learning has had on your service users.

We will use learning that you are already familiar with from the CPPE mental health cards that were posted out to you in our learning campaign last year as the basis for the peer discussion. The cards contain quick challenges aimed at those in non-specialist roles and they are available to download from our website. You do not need to undertake the whole programme to attend this event; you can just work through the card(s) that are relevant to you. 

Don’t worry if your recent learning has not been specifically on the topic of mental health, we have just identified this as a very useful and important area that both the RPS and CPPE have recently run learning campaigns about. However you may choose to bring along to the event a different example of some recent learning you have undertaken. The key thing is to come along with an example of learning, be prepared to engage and discuss this learning with a colleague, share ideas, support one another and ultimately have the chance to ask lots of questions if you need to.

There are a number of events taking place across the country, so click here to find one near you.

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