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

This Optimise programme has now been withdrawn
Some of the guides and additional resources have been removed as they may now be out of date.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.

Atrial fibrillation - Focus on non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants

Released: 30/11/2017

Programme withdrawn

This programme has been withdrawn. The materials are no longer available to access but you can still submit feedback and earn the badge.

Lead writer

Paul Wright, lead cardiac pharmacist, Bart’s Health NHS Trust, London

CPPE programme developer
Pavitar Gandham, senior pharmacist, learning development

CPPE reviewers
Cate Dawes, regional tutor (South West)

Layla Fattah, senior pharmacist, learning development

Alison Fryer, learning development pharmacist

Paula Higginson, lead pharmacist, learning development

Andrew Taylor, learning development pharmacist

External reviewers
Helen Williams, consultant pharmacist for cardiovascular disease, South London

Angela Brennan, deputy editor, CPPE

Piloted by:
Zainab Abed, clinical pharmacist, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Brand names and trademarks
CPPE acknowledges the following brand names and registered trademarks mentioned throughout this programme: Eliquis®, Lixiana ®, Pradaxa ®, Xarelto ®