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.

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2019

Today, 18 November 2019, is European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD).

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest global threats facing public health today. As resistance increases, everyday infections can become life-threatening and treatment options for diseases become limited.

EAAD aims to raise awareness in the public about this threat and encourage responsible use of antibiotics to protect the antibiotics that we currently have.

Here at CPPE, we have pledged to be Antibiotic Guardians to highlight this important issue to the public. Our colleagues at head office in Manchester have proudly committed their support to the campaign, showing their pledges in the picture above.

The Antibiotic Guardian campaign is led by Public Health England to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance, inviting healthcare professionals and the public to cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics. Antimicrobial stewardship is the responsibility of everyone and you can make your own pledge today by visiting the Antibiotic Guardian website. Show your support for this important campaign by also encouraging colleagues and friends to do the same and keep antibiotics working.

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If you’re looking for resources to develop your knowledge on antimicrobial resistance, visit our dedicated Antimicrobial resistance gateway page.

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