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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Career development


  • Study time: 3h:0m
  • Only available to GPhC members

This programme will be of value to anyone who wishes to assess or review their career to date and provides the tools that will allow you to consider, plan or manage your career development. By working through the activities and applying the progress framework you will be able to take a structured approach to planning your future goals and exploring a variety of career paths.

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 objectives

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

  • understand the meaning of career development and its importance
  • look at the different career patterns and the factors which have influenced your career choices and decisions
  • explore different models of career success and identify what success means to you
  • conduct a self-assessment which determines the extent of your current career satisfaction and supports you in working towards future career aspirations
  • acknowledge the behaviours, approaches and strategies which support career development
  • apply a framework to help you plan and progress the actions you need to take to achieve your career goals.

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
  • Pre-registration trainees