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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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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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online workshop

Making an impact across systems - online


  • Released: 02/2021
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 10h:30m

This online workshop forms part of the first module for the Primary care pharmacy education pathway. It is a full-day online workshop which you are expected to complete early in your training after you have attended the Primary Care Pharmacy essential skills workshops.

The overall aim of this workshop is to support you, as a pharmacy professional, to become embedded in your new role in your Primary Care Network (PCN) through building networks, working with colleagues, and planning how your role will develop.

You will also facilitate part of the workshop to give you the tools to lead education events in your organisation.

To ensure you have enough preparation for this event we are closing down registrations 3 working days before the event runs. Please do not contact the lead tutor to ask for a place, but book on another event.

Learning objectives

After working through the pre-workshop material and attending the online workshop you will be able to:

  • analyse the transferrable skills you bring to your primary care role
  • identify the challenges of working in primary care and outline some potential solutions
  • share best practice and ideas to integrate pharmacy within the wider multidisciplinary health and social care team in line with the Framework for Enhanced Health in Care Homes and the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service Contract specification
  • critique eportfolio entries
  • create an action plan to make an impact in primary care as your role develops, including facilitating meetings, e-portfolio entries and a quality improvement project.

How to use this programme

Our online workshops are run using Zoom. Before your workshop, you will receive an email from the lead tutor inviting you to register for the Zoom event. You must complete this registration in advance, or you will be unable to access the session. Please make a note of the lead tutor’s name when you book so that you can contact them if you do not receive the Zoom registration link.

Please note:

  • You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the online workshop.
  • To get the most from this workshop we recommend that you use a laptop or desktop computer.
  • You will be expected to put your camera on for some or all of the event.
  • This event must not be undertaken while travelling, or in a public place.

If you register for this event you must cancel your place if you cannot attend. Failure to do this may result in restrictions being placed on your CPPE account.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians