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.

11/07/2022 10:03:10

First edition of the Inclusive Pharmacy Practice (IPP) Bulletin now live

The first Inclusive Pharmacy Practice (IPP) Bulletin has been published by NHS England, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK, with contributions from 15 partners.

Included in the Bulletin are signposted links and resources for pharmacy professionals on how they can help reduce health inequalities and prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). Also linked are CPPE’s Hypertension learning gateway, which includes quizzes, assessments and tools for pharmacy professionals to improve their knowledge and skills in hypertension care, and the Culturally competent person-centred care learning gateway, with lots of information about how pharmacy professionals can introduce the knowledge and skills needed to help address inequality, prejudice and discrimination.

As a member of the IPP Improving Practice and Engagement Group, we’re proud to have developed and contributed to the Bulletin, focusing on the identified priority of CVD prevention, and how pharmacy professionals can help reduce health inequalities in this area.

David Webb, chief pharmaceutical officer for England, said: “Our work on Inclusive Pharmacy Practice is a key priority. Thank you to CPPE for taking part in the Improving Practice and Engagement Group, which collaborates and shares learning to improve equality, inclusion and patient care.”

The IPP programme, of which the Bulletin forms a part, aims to engage local communities to improve their health and reduce inequalities in care. Central to the IPP program is the ambition to make community pharmacy a more inclusive environment for pharmacy professionals by taking steps to improve awareness and understanding at all levels of different cultural beliefs and attitudes.

The next edition of the IPP Bulletin will be published in December 2022, with a focus on diversity in pharmacy professional leadership and representation.

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