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.

12/03/2024 09:33:59

Responses and Updates to Future Learning Topics Survey 2023

Responses and Updates to Future Learning Topics Survey 2023

In December 2023, we asked you to have your say on future learning topics from CPPE.

We had an incredible response, with hundreds of pharmacy professionals from all areas of practice offering their suggestions. Thank you to all who responded to our survey.

We’ve taken all of your feedback on board and will use this to aid the development of our future learning programmes in 2024 and beyond. Please look out for further updates on future topics from CPPE by signing up to our e-newsletter or following our social media channels across Facebook, X and LinkedIn.

Some of your suggestions are covered by learning topics already in our portfolio.

Read on for a list of some of your most requested learning topics, and the learning already provided by CPPE for each topic.


NHS Pharmacy First service

NHS Pharmacy First landing page (including self-assessment framework)

NHS Pharmacy First: Essential skills e-course

NHS Pharmacy First: Clinical assessment – essential skills online workshop

NHS Pharmacy First: Ear, nose and throat clinical assessment skills workshop


Clinical therapeutics (respiratory and cardiovascular)

Fundamentals of respiratory therapeutics e-course

Fundamentals of cardiovascular therapeutics e-course

Fundamentals of renal therapeutics e-course


Menopause / HRT

Menopause: an introduction for pharmacy professionals e-learning programme

Menopause learning gateway


Women’s Health

Women’s health learning gateway



Biochemistry learning gateway (including nine case studies)

Biochemistry: Section 1 e-learning programme

Biochemistry: Section 2 e-learning programme

Biochemistry: Section 3­ e-learning programme



Cancer learning gateway

Cancer e-learning programme

Men’s health learning gateway (contains two case studies focusing on cancers)



Leadership landing page



Introduction to genomics in pharmacy e-learning programme

Genomics learning gateway

Genomics in pharmacy: an introduction to person-centred consultations e-learning programme (forthcoming March 2024)


Health Inequalities

Health inequalities e-learning programme

Fundamentals of public health for pharmacy practice e-learning programme



Deprescribing online workshop



Introduction to appropriate polypharmacy e-learning programme



Osteoporosis: a focus on prevention e-learning programme



Consulting with people living with dementia e-learning programme

Dementia learning gateway

Supporting people living with dementia online workshop

Dementia: pharmaceutical care of people living with dementia distance learning programme


If you missed your chance to respond to the learning development survey, don’t worry. Please send any further recommendations or suggestions to paula.higginson@cppe.ac.uk.

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