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.

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e-course

Clinical medication review: a person-centred approach


  • Released: N/A
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 27h:0m
  • Start date: 09/09/2019

The overall aim of this course is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours that you need to develop a structured process for undertaking person-centred clinical medication review. It is suitable for pharmacy professionals working in any sector of practice, particularly those working in community pharmacy or starting off in general practice or care homes.

Learning objectives

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

  • describe the importance of shared decision-making and recognise its value in the clinical medication review process
  • identify gaps in the information needed to undertake clinical medication review
  • use evidence-based reference sources appropriately to support clinical decision-making
  • demonstrate clinical knowledge of the most commonly used medicines in the treatment of long-term conditions
  • develop an appropriate level of clinical judgment and skills to provide prioritised recommendations to a prescriber resulting from a clinical medication review.

How to use this programme

Once you have booked your place you will be emailed a link to log on to the Canvas learning environment – the online platform used by CPPE to host e-courses.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees