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This Optimise programme has now been withdrawn
Some of the guides and additional resources have been removed as they may now be out of date.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

VTE: focus on reducing the risk of hospital-associated venous thromboembolism

Released: 23/04/2019

Programme withdrawn

This programme has been withdrawn.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
Katherine Stirling, consultant pharmacist – anticoagulation and thrombosis, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

CPPE programme developer
Clare Smith, senior pharmacist, learning development

Design team
Deepa Dadhania, lead pharmacist - medicine, South Warwickshire Foundation Trust
Mary Carter, medicines optimisation programme director, South West Medicines information and training, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Angela Brennan, editor, CPPE
Sonia Mills, assistant editor, CPPE
Emma Wright, lead pharmacist, general practice education, CPPE
Justine Wong, learning development pharmacist, CPPE

CPPE reviewers
Karen Wragg, regional manager, south central
Joanne Nevinson, education supervisor
Bilkis Islam-Ali, education supervisor

External reviewers
Deepa Dadhania, lead pharmacist - medicine, South Warwickshire Foundation Trust
Mina McFaul, principle pharmacist, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sonia Mills, assistant editor

Piloted by
Alison Fryer, pharmacist, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Funke Lawal, CPPE local tutor