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.

CPPE Optimise programmes


If you work in a clinical setting you can complete our CPPE Optimise programmes with your colleagues. This learning format provides you with clinically focused learning from experts across the country to help you optimise your patients’ treatment in different topic areas. For more information click here

Select a topic to begin.

Medicines reconciliation in transfer of care

Withdrawn programmes

You can access the withdrawn programmes on the links below. Some of the guides and additional resources have been removed as they may now be out of date. You can still provide feedback and complete the badge.

WITHDRAWN Antimicrobial stewardship: focus on optimising antimicrobial prescribing
WITHDRAWN Asthma - focus on optimising inhaled medicines
WITHDRAWN Atrial fibrillation - Focus on non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants
WITHDRAWN Best-value biological medicines: Focus on the position of biosimilar medicines
WITHDRAWN Biochemistry - focus on acute kidney injury
WITHDRAWN Cardiology - Focus on triple therapy in practice
WITHDRAWN COPD - Focus on combined bronchodilators
WITHDRAWN Deprescribing
WITHDRAWN Depression
WITHDRAWN Health inequalities: focus on vaccine hesitancy
WITHDRAWN Insulins: focus on adjusting dose according to blood glucose levels
WITHDRAWN Medicines reconciliation
WITHDRAWN Sepsis: Focus on sepsis management for people in hospital
WITHDRAWN VTE: focus on reducing the risk of hospital-associated venous thromboembolism

Suggest a topic

Please let us know what Optimise topics you would like CPPE to consider introducing or bringing back.