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This Optimise programme has now been withdrawn
Some of the guides and additional resources have been removed as they may now be out of date.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

Health inequalities: focus on vaccine hesitancy

Released: 01/04/2022

Programme withdrawn

This programme has been withdrawn.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.

CPPE programme developer

Temi Joshua Fakeye, learning development pharmacist

National expert and programme contributor

Liz Craig, vaccination and antimicrobial pharmacist, Manchester Foundation Trust

Content contributors

Anjjie Chhapia, person with lived experience
April Wareham, person with lived experience
Bilkis Islam-Ali, lecturer in clinical pharmacy, University of Birmingham
Daisy Eastwood, assistant editor, CPPE
Emily Wardle, chief pharmacy technician, Harrogate District Foundation Trust
Emma Barnes, senior learning development pharmacist, CPPE
Marina Soltan, clinical fellow in respiratory medicine, University Hospitals of Birmingham
Natasha Callender, clinical fellow, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Nina Barnett, professor and consultant pharmacist in care of the elderly, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Pooja Sharma, clinical fellow, Health Education England Safiyyah Mohammed, specialist respiratory pharmacist, Harrogate District Fou
ndation Trust

CPPE reviewers

Anisha Patel, educational supervisor and tutor
Annie Sellers, senior learning development pharmacist
Jo Nevinson, education supervisor and programme lead

External reviewers

Ade Williams, superintendent pharmacist, Bedminster Pharmacy Bristol
Fran Garraghan, consultant antimicrobial pharmacist, Manchester Foundation Trust

CPPE editor

Emma Rhys, assistant editor

Piloted by

Anne Cole, educational supervisor and tutor, CPPE
Dan Jones, education & training pharmacist and clinical tutor, Manchester Foundation Trust
Dianne Mitchell, education & training pharmacist and clinical tutor, Manchester Foundation Trust
Susan Weatherhead, educational supervisor and tutor, CPPE

Brand names and trademarks

CPPE acknowledges the following brand names and registered trademarks mentioned throughout this update: Fluenz® Tetra and Flucelvax® Tetra.