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.

Environmental sustainability learning gateway

We are pleased and proud to have launched a dedicated learning gateway on environmental sustainability. Environmental sustainability is important to CPPE, and we have developed this learning gateway in line with our environmental statement and our commitment to raising awareness of the public health impacts of climate change. We are working hard as an organisation to become as sustainable as we can. You can read more about this in our recent Pharmaceutical Journal article.

Both the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK have declared a climate emergency, and have called on pharmacy professionals and pharmacy teams to take a leading role in reducing the environmental impact of medicines use. The NHS has set ambitious net zero carbon emissions for 2040 and 2045, and every NHS trust and Integrated Care System was required to publish their Green Plan by March 2022.

We have created the Environmental sustainability  learning gateway to signpost you to resources explaining why the climate crisis is also a health crisis and, most importantly, what we can do about it. The Environmental sustainability learning gateway includes videos and links to Greener NHS, e-LfH modules on sustainability, greener inhaler resources, carbon calculators and much more.

Regardless of your area of practice, you can take steps today to make your practice more sustainable and our new learning gateway will help you find the resources you need to support you in this. As resources are being developed rapidly in this area, the page will be updated more regularly than the standard 12 months for a learning gateway, so please regularly visit the page.


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