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 Orientation to hospital pharmacy e-course programme now available

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new e-course – Orientation to hospital pharmacy.

This course, designed in collaboration with Health Education England London and South East Pharmacy, aims to help learners understand the role of the different pharmacy professionals, and other members of the multi-disciplinary team in the hospital setting.

This course includes a self-assessment framework and a blend of video learning and interactive activities to enable pharmacy professionals new to the hospital sector identify their learning needs, and ensure they have what they need to feel confident and capable starting work.

Orientation to hospital pharmacy will support pharmacy professionals new to the hospital setting to:

  • Describe the importance of patient safety and know how to apply policies and procedures to support this in practice.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of each member of the pharmacy and multi-disciplinary team you will be working with in the hospital setting.
  • Explain the patient pathway in hospital and across primary and secondary care and describe the role pharmacy plays in supporting transfer of care.
  • Explain the digital technology and hospital systems that you will be required to use in your practice.
  • Develop consultation and communication skills to ensure person-centred care and effective communication with the wider healthcare team.
  • Identify gaps in clinical knowledge and know where to locate appropriate resources to address them.

On completion of the e-course, learners should be able to outline current legislation, to help others recognise and maintain good professional standards. The course will allow participants to recognise the support available to them in the workplace, and the opportunities available for future career progression.

This programme is open to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pre-registration trainees and CPPE registrants.

To access the programme, visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l?t=Hosp-EC-01&evid=52574

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