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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Life skills - developing your potential

  • Released: 01/2014
  • Reviewed: 08/2023
  • Study time: 32h:0m
  • Start date: 09/11/2023

We have written this e-course to help you to reflect on your personal skill set and identify how you can develop a range of life skills to help you reach your full potential. Through engaging fully and actively with the content you will build a greater self awareness and develop a personal skill set that will help you in a variety of situations, both professional and personal.

Click here for more information on course dates: e-courses : CPPE

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe and apply reflective practice
  • describe the concept of emotional intelligence
  • identify problem areas in your time management and apply planning methods effectively
  • list the methods and benefits of networking and teamworking
  • describe three practical exercises to deal with stress and anxiety
  • apply a range of basic assertiveness techniques at work
  • apply key techniques to increase your influence over others
  • support others to develop by applying mentoring and coaching techniques.

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 tutor supported. This means that you work through the course at a defined pace and are aided throughout by an experienced CPPE tutor. Each week you will be given reading and activities to complete and you will be able to network with other participants on the course. 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
  • Trainee pharmacists

Please watch the video before accessing the programme.