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.


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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.


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e-courses

Our e-courses are online programmes that run for approximately six to eight weeks. They allow a deeper learning experience while remaining flexible by allowing you to participate at times that suit you.

Join a tutor-supported course and learn alongside other pharmacy professionals. You will have the opportunity to take part in active discussion forums, problem-solving activities and interactions that enable you to share best practice. You will have the support of an online tutor and other pharmacists with similar interests. You should actively engage with the tutor and other learners for the duration of the course.

You will be able to book on to a tutor-supported course for up to two weeks after the start date shown. You can see the planned dates for our upcoming tutor-supported e-courses in the table below:

Some of our e-course materials are also available for self-directed learning when the tutor-supported version of the course is not running.  If you take this route you will not be able to engage with other pharmacists on the course or an online tutor, but you will have access to all the same high-quality materials that you can work through at a time and pace that suits you. The following e-courses are available as self-directed versions:

  • Leadership for Healthy Living Pharmacy
  • Introduction to public health
  • General practice – the fundamentals of working with GPs (please note that the self-directed version of this course will be only be available until 31 December 2017.  After this date, please book on to a tutor-supported course.  These will be running frequently throughout the year.)

Programme formats explained

distance learning

Self-study programmes available as PDFs

e-assessment

Online assessments

e-courses

Online courses held over a number of weeks, supported by a CPPE tutor

e-learning

Self-study online interactive learning, podcasts or e-lectures

e-workshops

Online workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor

focal point

Programmes for community pharmacy teams

guide

Self-study guides available as PDFs

optimise

Programmes for hospital and primary care pharmacy teams

workshop

Local workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor or some you can deliver yourself

Learning levels explained

We recognise that people have different learning needs. Some of our programmes contain core learning while others deliver more complex learning that is only required to support certain roles. We have three categories of learning (1,2,3) and have allocated each programme to an appropriate category.

Core learning. Builds on limited knowledge. Some background reading may be required.

Application of knowledge. Assumes prior learning.

Supporting specialisms. We may not be the provider and will signpost you to other learning providers.

Learning programmes from other providers which complement your learning.