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.

Funded pathway places created for non-PCN pharmacists

We are pleased to announce that, following on from funded places being offered to pharmacy technicians, we now have places for non-primary care network (non-PCN) funded pharmacists on our Primary care pharmacy education pathway.

If you are working in primary care or general practice, but are not funded or employed through a PCN, this is an ideal opportunity for you to join our exciting pathway.

Eligible pharmacists can benefit from this fully-funded 18-month extended pathway with independent prescribing training starting in January or May 2020.

The workplace-based education programme will support pharmacists in their roles, develop their skills, and promote pharmacy's integration into the wider NHS healthcare team.

Those interested must send expressions of interest before noon on Monday 6 January 2020, for both the start dates in January and May.

Expressions of interest should be emailed by the pharmacist's employer to primarycare@cppe.ac.uk as soon as possible. For details of what needs to be included in the expression of interest, have a look at our useful factsheet.

The places, worth over £5000, are limited, so contact us soon to ensure you obtain a place on the programme.

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