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

Facilitation skills


  • Released: 10/2020
  • Reviewed: 02/2023
  • Study time: 12h:0m
  • Start date: Anytime

NOTE: This event is suitable for CPPE tutors only

We have developed this e-course to guide and support CPPE team members to develop your facilitation skills.

As part of your role at CPPE you will be delivering learning programmes and supporting pharmacy professionals in their learning. To do this well you need to develop certain knowledge, skills and behaviours. These will help you to:

  • present with confidence to your professional peers
  • facilitate learning events

Learning outcomes

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

  • state the essential similarities and differences between a variety of CPPE events
  • describe the differences between presenting and facilitation
  • explain the attributes of professional presentations
  • discuss the importance of building rapport with your participants
  • describe the key learning theories supporting our learning programmes
  • describe the differences between facilitating face-to-face and online facilitation
  • describe good practice in the facilitation of online learning and using Zoom functionality
  • create your own facilitation toolkit to support your workshops, including managing groups, promoting engagement and managing challenging behaviours
  • evaluate your performance as a presenter and facilitator.

How to use this programme

We run our e-courses online in Canvas. After booking, if you have not used Canvas before 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. In Canvas there will be a menu on the left for navigating through each area, so that you can access each unit and its content separately.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians