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.

22/08/2022 15:13:30

Updated Fundamentals of public health for pharmacy practice e-course now available

CPPE has updated our public health programme after extensive review. Our Fundamentals of public health for pharmacy practice e-course is now available, along with the accompanying e-assessment. This course covers public health principles and practice in the UK, with a focus on public health practice in pharmacy. It aims to help pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and trainee pharmacists to integrate public health principles into their own practice to benefit person-centred care.

The extensive changes to the programme aim to bring the e-course up to date. These changes include the withdrawal of Royal Pharmaceutical Society Professional Standards for Public Health Practice for Pharmacy and changes to the course’s organisation and delivery. Our update has also significantly altered the scenarios and case studies used for learning, ensuring that these are diverse and inclusive and drawn from a range of primary care, secondary care and community practice settings. The course has also been updated to acknowledge the terminology around population health as well as public health.

Learning outcomes

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • list the three domains of public health
  • describe the role of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) and the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) in supporting the provision of public health
  • recognise the role of Integrated Care Systems (ICS), including local government, the NHS and other organisations in delivering public health
  • identify how pharmacy professionals in all sectors can support the delivery of public health across England
  • outline the main health inequalities in your local area
  • recognise national priorities in public health
  • review and evaluate the roles that pharmacy professionals in all sectors can play in supporting national and local priorities and public health services
  • critique the evidence for public health practice in pharmacy practice and plan actions to support your patients and the public to protect and improve their health.

The programme is open to all pharmacy professionals and trainees in England. You can access the Fundamentals of public health for pharmacy practice e-course here, along with the accompanying e-assessment.

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