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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Clinical pharmacists in general practice education: Module 1 residential induction - Days 1 and 2

  • Released: 11/2017
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 21h:0m

The aim of the clinical pharmacists in general practice education (CPGPE) induction residential is to provide an introduction to the core knowledge, skills and behaviours required to meet the standards for the GP pharmacist role.

Each residential has two consecutive days with an overnight stay in between. Both days are automatically booked for you when you book onto the residential. All meals, refreshments and accommodation on the residential are provided.

Days 1 and 2 focus on patient engagement, Developing your role in general practice, an introduction to leadership and Consultation skills for general practice.

Before you book on the induction residential you must enrol on the Clinical pharmacists in general practice education pathway.

For more information about the induction residential, see the Clinical pharmacists in general practice education frequently asked questions.

If you have already attended Developing your role in general practice (day 1) and Consultation skills in general practice (day 2) as a CPPE day workshops during 2016 and 2017, the CPPE system will prevent you booking this residential. Please contact your education supervisor for a manual booking form.


Learning objectives

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

Day 1

  • discuss the importance of patient engagement
  • identify stakeholders in general practice and make a communication plan
  • describe and promote your role as a clinical pharmacy professional
  • identify and prioritise patient groups for clinical pharmacy professional consultations
  • plan setting up a clinic in general practice
  • describe tools to support clinical medication review and apply them in practice
  • develop a process for undertaking clinical medication review
  • take appropriate action in response to a patient safety incident
  • describe leadership behaviours that demonstrate improving patient care and experience in general practice.

Day 2

  • outline your professional responsibility to reflect on and develop your personal consultation skills
  • apply key skills, models and techniques that support a patient-centred approach
  • critique your consultation practice and that of your peers using a reflective tool
  • demonstrate a greater level of confidence in delivering a patient-centred approach to the consultation.
  • Learning intended for

    • Pharmacists