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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  • Study time: 5h:0m
  • Only available to GPhC members

Many of us have experienced the support and knowledge of a wise and experienced colleague and realise how beneficial it can be. This guide has been developed in two parts to support both mentors and mentees. If you are considering taking on the role as a mentor in a business context, then the first part of this guide will help you reflect on the skills and qualities needed to act effectively in this role. If you are seeking a mentor, then the second part of the guide has been developed to help you identify what kind of mentoring you would like and what will work for you.

Please note: after ordering this programme, you will be redirected to an external website where the resource is hosted. Please be aware that CPPE does not maintain control over the accuracy and currency of this programme.

Learning outcomes

By working through the first part of this guide as a mentor you will be able to:

  • recognise the key qualities and skills required of a good mentor
  • identify your own mentoring style and how to use it effectively
  • support a mentee in finding their own solutions to problems
  • be sympathetic to different learning styles
  • use coaching methods in your role as a mentor.

By working through the second part of this guide you will be able to:

  • identify the benefits of having a mentor
  • understand the type of mentor that will suit you personally
  • build a positive relationship with your mentor
  • get the most from your experience as a mentee.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can open this programme as a PDF in your web browser. We recommend that you download and save it to your computer and view it through Adobe Reader.

On your tablet device: If you would like to view this programme on your tablet device you can download the PDF and open it within a free PDF reader app. We have tested this type of programme in a few apps and found that it works in the Adobe Reader app on Android and Apple devices and the PDF Reader app on Apple devices.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists