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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Introduction to public health

  • Released: 10/2017
  • Reviewed: 11/2021
  • Study time: 4h:0m
  • Start date: Anytime

The overall aim of this course is to enable you to develop your knowledge and acquire skills that will allow you to integrate public health into your routine pharmacy practice. It will help you to meet the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Professional standards for public health practice for pharmacy. This is a self-directed course, which means you can access the content at any time. There are four modules in this e-course, covering different topics relating to public health.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the three domains of public health
  • state the nine RPS professional standards for public health
  • recognise the role of Public Health England (PHE), Faculty of Public Health (FPH) and the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) in supporting the provision of public health
  • identify how pharmacy practice can support the delivery of public health across England
  • outline the main health inequalities and priority services driving the provision of public health in your local area
  • recognise national priorities and how community pharmacy can support these
  • review and evaluate the roles that pharmacy professionals can play in supporting public health services
  • critique the evidence for public health practice in pharmacy and plan actions to support your patients and the public to protect and improve their health.

How to use this programme

Our e-courses are run online. The programme runs in Canvas™ and you will be registered by CPPE and informed of your login details. This e-course is self-directed. This means that you can work through the course at a time and pace that suits you. There is a menu on the left hand side of the page to navigate through each area and you can access each unit and its content separately.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists