NHS priorities

Whether it’s to prepare for the next Quality Payments 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

Insulins: focus on adjusting dose according to blood glucose levels

Released: 15/01/2019

Background learning

This programme consists of a combination of interactive, online and small group learning activities. Click through the screens to complete the programme.

The Insulins – Focus on adjusting dose according to blood glucose levels Optimise programme assumes you have some prior knowledge of the topic area. You may wish to work through the slide set below which includes a link to an insulin comparison and identification guide to revise your knowledge before you start the Optimise programme.

Slide set

Once you have completed the programme, or if you want to skip this section, click Next to continue.


Sally James, divisional lead pharmacist for unscheduled care, Royal Liverpool University Hospital,

Sallianne Kavanagh, lead pharmacist – diabetes and endocrinology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

CPPE programme developer

Alison Fryer, learning development pharmacist

CPPE reviewers

Emma Wright, lead pharmacist general practice education (south)

Jo Lane, regional manager

External reviewers

Fiona Adlam, advanced specialist pharmacist diabetes, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Owen Reeve, specialist pharmacy technician, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals


Ange Brennan, editor

Piloted by

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust pharmacy department

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust pharmacy department

CPPE acknowledges the following brand names and registered trademarks mentioned throughout this programme: Humulin®, Novorapid®, Lantus®, Lucozade®