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.

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Combatting CSE - An e-learning resource for healthcare professionals

  • Only available to GPhC members

This programme developed jointly by Brook and the Department of Health, provides learning for all healthcare staff on preventing, identifying and responding to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). After ordering this programme, you will be redirected to their website where the resource is hosted. Please be aware that CPPE does not maintain control over the accuracy and currency of this programme.

It sets out the legislative background to CSE, gives examples of physical and behavioural signs of someone who may be affected by or at risk of CSE and advises how to respond in a way that will not put the young person in further danger.

Please note this programme only works in Firefox.

Learning outcomes

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • know what CSE is, and that protection from it extends to everyone under 18 years
  • recognise vulnerabilities and circumstances which indicate a risk from CSE
  • know the physical, emotional and circumstantial indicators that CSE has taken place/is taking place
  • be confident to act if you suspect that an individual is at risk or has been/is being abused
  • be able to maintain a focus on the young person, their safety and wellbeing.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can access this e-learning programme through your web browser on your computer. You will need to be connected to the internet while you work through it. You may be taken to another website to complete this programme.

On your tablet device: To access this programme on a mobile device or tablet you may need to download the free Articulate app or you can access this programme through your web browser. If you access this programme on a device with a smaller screen, functionality may be reduced.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists