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.

Declaration of Competence - update

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic a decision was taken to delay the renewal requirements for Declaration of Competence (DoC) statements. This applied to locally commissioned services, for example emergency contraception, and the renewal date was postponed until 1 October 2020. Under usual circumstances, your statement of declaration for provision of services using the DoC system is valid for two years from the date of signing. This usual process will resume from 1 October 2020. So if you have a DoC statement for a locally commissioned service which has expired, you will need to review your declaration and sign your statement of declaration from 1 October 2020.


You have the option of receiving email reminders every six months with the expiry dates of your DoC statements. To select this option, log in to the CPPE website  and go to the Declaration of Competence section and set the email reminders button to ‘On’ using the sliding toggle.


This will ensure you never miss a DoC update reiminder.

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