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.

Workshops

Our tutors and regional managers deliver over 700 events each year, many in partnership with local pharmacy organisations, education providers and stakeholders. We run events on consultation skills, clinical topics, public health services, medicines optimisation and many other topics. Most workshops are held in the evening, some are all-day events. 

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-workshop

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.

Alcohol identification and brief advice - resources for educators and trainers

  • Format: resources for educators and trainers
  • Study time: 14h:0m
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Cancer awareness and screening - resources for educators and trainers

  • Format: resources for educators and trainers
  • Study time: 6h:0m
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Dementia - focal point workshop

  • Format: focal point workshop
  • Study time: 5h:0m
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Emergency contraception - resources for educators and trainers

  • Format: resources for educators and trainers
  • Study time: 4h:0m
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Falls prevention - workshop

  • Format: workshop
  • Study time: 3h:0m
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Helping others learn - workshop

  • Format: workshop
  • Study time: 10h:30m
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Inhaler technique: improving outcomes - workshop

  • Format: workshop
  • Study time: 5h:0m
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Leadership - Building on your Mary Seacole award: Workshops 1 and 2 (LONDON) - workshop

  • Format: workshop
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Medicines optimisation in care homes essential skills - residential workshop (Days 3 and 4) - workshop

  • Format: workshop
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Neurology and abdominal clinical assessment skills: Primary care pathways - workshop

  • Format: workshop
  • Study time: 10h:30m
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Pathway supervision - workshop

  • Format: workshop
  • Study time: 12h:0m
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Respiratory clinical assessment skills: Primary care pathways - workshop

  • Format: workshop
  • Study time: 10h:0m
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Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults - workshop

  • Format: workshop
  • Study time: 6h:0m
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Type 2 diabetes - focal point workshop

  • Format: focal point workshop
  • Study time: 5h:0m
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What's new in BNF 78? An event for pre-registration pharmacists - workshop

  • Format: workshop
  • Study time: 1h:30m
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