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.

Patient safety learning campaign

Medication Without Harm, the World Health Organization’s third global safety challenge, was launched last year. At CPPE, we encourage you to take an active role in this WHO initiative by completing this CPPE learning campaign.

Patient safety is integral to what pharmacy professionals do, but due to the nature of your work, within your practice there will be inherent risks. We aim to help you consider what these risks are and how to minimise them. We also intend to support you to manage incidents when they do occur.

You will have received a hard copy of our Risk management guide. You will need this to complete the third challenge of the CPPE campaign but we recommend that you start working your way through the guide as soon as possible to give you a background to the concepts that we will be exploring.

This campaign will follow a patient through a real life scenario. Each challenge aims to help you reflect on your own practice and how to minimise risk.

When you complete all six challenges not only will you receive a virtual badge to add to your collection on your CPPE learning record but you will receive a downloadable poster to display which shows your commitment to patient safety. This poster is endorsed by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre.

Patient safety campaign 2018 - introduction from CPPE on Vimeo.

Use the arrows to scroll between the weekly challenges.

Supporting resources

Pledge wall

Challenge is to make a pledge on how you can make a change. Here we will show your pledges (latest 100 shown):