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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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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.


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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-course

Leadership for Healthy Living Pharmacy (self-directed)


  • Released: 04/2013
  • Reviewed: 11/2017
  • Study time: 8h:0m
  • Start date: TBC

This short self-directed e-course has been developed for pharmacy professionals with an interest in developing their leadership skills as part of the requirements towards meeting the Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 quality criteria.

The course uses the dimensions of the NHS Healthcare Leadership Model and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Leadership Development Framework to help you explore the challenges and rewards of leadership and inspire you to develop your leadership skills and behaviours.

You will have the opportunity to learn using a variety of media and to take part in activities that can help you provide evidence for self-assessment. We estimate that the reading and activities will take around 8 hours in total.

Learning objectives

By working through this short online course, you will be able to:

  • use the Healthy Living Pharmacy Quality Criteria to develop your workforce
  • delegate efficiently and effectively
  • manage and motivate your team to deliver proactive healthy lifestyle advice
  • apply the principles of effective change management to communicate the impact of the HLP to your team.

How to use this programme

This e-course is run in CourseSites. When you have booked on to the e-course on the CPPE website you will receive an email from CPPE customer services telling you how to register on to the course with CourseSites. When you access this programme each week you will need to log in to CourseSites (not the CPPE website). We suggest that you save CourseSites as a bookmark on your computer.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees