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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CPPE Practice assessment

  • Released: 12/2021
  • Reviewed: 05/2024

We have developed this assessment to offer you the chance to try out the different styles of question that we use in our assessments. If you are new to multiple choice questions and find that the challenge for you is in understanding how to answer them correctly, rather than simply knowing the right answer, then this practise assessment is likely to help. There are three sections within the assessment, which cover the different styles of question that we use within our assessments.

Why should I do this assessment?

When you have successfully completed this assessment, you will feel more confident in attempting our online assessments. You will have demonstrated to yourself that you can successfully apply simple strategies to our assessments, and that you can show that you have the necessary knowledge and can apply it in practice.

How to do this assessment

You can access this assessment online on your desktop, laptop or tablet device. We recommend that you do not attempt the assessment on a mobile phone or other device with a small screen. It is important that you have a reliable internet connection for the duration of the assessment. 

Most of our assessments have a 45-minute time limit, so make sure you set enough time aside, have the learning programme and any other resources to hand, and can work through the assessment without interruption. 

You may find it helpful to try our CPPE Practice assessment before attempting this programme assessment. We’ve developed this practice assessment to offer you the chance to try out the different styles of questions that we use in our programme assessments.