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.

Applications for our Accuracy checking pharmacy technician (ACPT) programme now open

CPPE is delighted to be continuing the provision of the Accuracy checking pharmacy technician (ACPT) programme, and applications are now open. The programme can be paid for by you or your employer.

We are proud to have been supporting pharmacy technicians through our ACPT programme since 2017. So far, over 1000 pharmacy technicians working in community, hospital and secure environment sectors have been supported by the programme to become final accuracy checkers.

The programme aims to support pharmacy technicians to:

  • develop the skills required to be a safe final accuracy checking pharmacy technician
  • improve leadership skills to direct the dispensary team
  • support the multi-disciplinary team to deliver patient-facing services.

Payment for this course can be made by you or your employer: the total cost for a place on the course is £330 including VAT.

The programme is open to pharmacy technicians who are registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), work in England and who meet the entry criteria. You can check the entry criteria here.

To find out more, including how to apply, visit:


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