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This Optimise programme has now been withdrawn
Some of the guides and additional resources have been removed as they may now be out of date.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

Biochemistry - focus on acute kidney injury

Released: 21/11/2017

Programme withdrawn

This programme has been withdrawn.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

Anne Waddington, advanced clinical pharmacist, renal medicine, Aintree University Hospital

CPPE programme developer
Annie Sellers, learning development pharmacist

Design team
Stanley Fan, consultant nephrologist, Barts Health NHS Trust

Lesley Grimes, lead pharmacist, learning development, CPPE

Sarah Jupp dos Santos, regional tutor, East of England, CPPE

Julie Slevin, programme development officer, Think Kidneys

CPPE reviewers
Liz Reid, senior pharmacist, learning development

External reviewers
Philippa Jones, lead renal pharmacist, Northampton General Hospital

Israr Baig, clinical pharmacy manager, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah Bromley, editorial assistant, CPPE

Piloted by:
Alison Fryer, learning development pharmacist, CPPE

Eleanor Turner, specialist paediatric pharmacist, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


1) National Institute of Health and Care Excellence. Acute kidney injury: prevention, detection and management. 2013. www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg169/chapter/introduction