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

Pharmacy technicians: enhancing your professional practice


  • Released: 03/2022
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Start date: Anytime

The aim of this self-directed e-course is to support you to recognise how your skills, knowledge, understanding and professional behaviours allow you to provide safe and effective care to the people you serve, as the pharmacy technician role continues to evolve.

You will complete a self-assessment framework to help you to identify your personal learning needs and this will direct you to specific elements of this e-course that will help you to meet them.

Learning outcomes

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

  • identify resources to enable you to meet your personal learning needs
  • demonstrate how your knowledge, skills, experience and role have evolved since your initial training
  • develop your reflective skills and apply these as part of your continuing professional development (CPD) and revalidation
  • build evidence showing how your development has enabled you to meet updated learning outcomes from the GPhC 2017 Standards for the initial education and training of pharmacy technicians.

How to use this programme

Our e-courses are run online. The programme runs in Canvas™ and 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. There is a menu on the left hand side of the page to navigate through each area and you can access each unit and its content separately.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacy technicians