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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e-course

Leadership for Healthy Living Pharmacy


  • Released: 04/2013
  • Reviewed: 06/2021
  • Study time: 8h:0m
  • Start date: Anytime

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 achieving or maintaining Healthy Living Pharmacy status in line with NHS contractual requirements.

The course uses the dimensions of the NHS Healthcare Leadership Model to help you explore the rewards and challenges 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 eight hours in total.

Learning outcomes

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

  • develop your staff so they are equipped to understand public health needs
  • 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

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