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.

New Primary care pharmacy education pathway

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Primary care pharmacy education pathway.

As part of our existing contract with Health Education England to deliver training to 1650 pharmacists working in general practice, we have developed the Primary care pharmacy education pathway to align the education requirements of the pharmacists with the NHS Long Term Plan and the primary care Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service.

This 18-month pathway will combine elements from our successful Clinical pharmacists in general practice education and the Medicines optimisation in care homes pathways and will equip pharmacists with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to work in various patient-facing roles in primary care networks as part of a multidisciplinary team.

The pathway incorporates a variety of learning methods such as study days, e-learning, webinars, discussion forums and assessments.

The Primary care pharmacy education pathway has options depending on the area of primary care you are working in, if you have previous formal clinical training or if you are already prescribing. The pathway is structured to meet the different learning needs and experiences of the pharmacy workforce. Once you have applied and accepted your position, you will complete a learning needs analysis and discuss this with your education supervisor to determine which modules best suit your needs.

Upon completion of the pathway, you will be able to deliver medicines optimisation and offer safe and cost-effective prescribing expertise and provide patient-facing person-centred consultations with an emphasis on shared decision making.

For more information and to apply, visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/career/pcpep/pcpep-training-pathway#navtop

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