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.

CPPE New Year, New Contract campaign coming soon

This new year, we are excited to announce the launch of our campaign – New Year New Contract – starting on 20 January 2020.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of the new Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) and the opportunities it brings for professionals in all sectors of pharmacy.

The campaign will run for six weeks and each week will cover a different element.

During Week 1, we will focus on how the CPCF supports the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan and how community pharmacy works towards achieving these wider NHS goals.

In Week 2, we will cover the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS). The service launched on 29 October 2019 and aims to connect those are suffering with minor illness, or are in need of urgent medicine, with a community pharmacy.

In this part of the campaign, we will provide videos and information about the service that will enable you to relate the CPCS to the support of your patients and pharmacy services.

Throughout Week 3, we will look at how primary care networks (PCNs) collaborate with community pharmacies and other primary care teams.

We will explore how the CPCF reinforces community pharmacy’s future as an integral part of the NHS.

In Week 4, we will focus on the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS). We will cover the changes to the structure and content of the gateway and quality criteria from when it was previously the Quality Payments Scheme (QPS).

During our penultimate week, we will cover the topic of public health and how the NHS Long Term Plan aims to put prevention at the heart of the NHS.

By April 2020, being a Level 1 Healthy Living Pharmacy will become an essential requirement for community pharmacy contractors.

This section of the campaign will signpost pharmacy professionals to a range of learning resources that can support pharmacy teams to provide high-quality public health services.

Finally, in Week 6, we outline how the launch of more clinically focused services will be tested and introduced in community pharmacies between 2020 and 2024.

Pharmacy professionals will have the opportunity to consider how they can prepare for these new services.

The campaign page will be live from Monday 20 January 2020 and can be accessed via: www.cppe.ac.uk/nync

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