NHS priorities

Whether it’s to prepare for the next Pharmacy Quality 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.

17/02/2022 10:44:13

Pharmacy technicians: enhancing your professional practice e-course launch

CPPE is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new programme of learning for pharmacy technicians in England. The Pharmacy technicians: enhancing your professional practice e-course is the first component in a series of learning opportunities for pharmacy technicians, with additional training opportunities to be announced soon. The e-course is free to pharmacy technicians working in England, who are registered with CPPE. You can find out how to register with CPPE for free, here.

The aim of the Pharmacy technicians: enhancing your professional practice e-course is to support pharmacy technicians to recognise how their skills, knowledge, understanding and professional behaviours allow them to provide safe and effective care to the people they serve, as the pharmacy technician role continues to evolve. 

At CPPE we have undertaken an analysis of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) 2017 Standards for the initial education and training of pharmacy technicians and compared them to the previous standards, which were published in 2011. The CPPE Pharmacy technicians: enhancing your professional practice e-course is intended to support pharmacy technicians who have qualified from training programmes based on the pre-2017 standards. This e-course aims to enhance the professional practice of pharmacy technicians and help them to feel confident that they are working to the same level of competence as described in the 2017 initial education and training standards.  

This programme will support learners to: 

  • identify resources to enable them to meet their personal learning needs 
  • demonstrate how their knowledge, skills, experience and role have evolved since their initial training 
  • develop their reflective skills and apply these as part of their continuing professional development (CPD) and revalidation
  • build evidence showing how your development has enabled you to meet updated learning outcomes from the GPhC 2017 Standards for the initial education and training of pharmacy technicians.

A key element of this e-course is a self-assessment framework to be completed at the beginning of the e-course. This self-assessment framework will help to identify personal learning needs and will direct to specific sections of the e-course to work through at the learners’ own pace. The e-course will guide learners to consider how the learning meets elements of the GPhC revalidation requirements, and will help them to complete anything from a single CPD entry to a full revalidation cycle.

This e-course is useful for pharmacy technicians at any stage of their career, and from any sector of NHS practice. It will support learners to feel confident in playing their role in the evolving pharmacy landscape, providing high-quality care for people in the changing NHS.

This e-course is now available. For more information about the e-course, including how to register, visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l?t=PharmTech-EC-01  

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