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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elearning for healthcare learning modules

  • Only available to GPhC members

Here you will find access to programmes in the elearning for healthcare (elfh) portfolio.

elfh is a Health Education England programme working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.

After clicking the access button above, you will be redirected to the elfh website where these resources are hosted. Please be aware that CPPE does not maintain control over the accuracy and currency of these programmes.

elfh offers a range of clinical and skills-based topics; the list below includes some of the programmes that may be of particular interest to pharmacy professionals:

  • Acute Medicine
  • Adolescent Health Programme
  • Adult safeguarding in a Secure and Detailed Setting
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (including clinical trials)
  • Alcohol and Tobacco Brief Interventions
  • Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice
  • All Our Health (embedding prevention in everyday practice)
  • Antimicrobial Resistance (including Antimicrobial stewardship for community pharmacy staff and Antimicrobial stewardship for pharmacy staff – case studies)
  • Asthma
  • Best Practice in Optimising Opioid Substitution Treatment (BOOST)
  • Cannabis-based products for medicinal use
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Communicating with Empathy
  • Coronavirus (includes Long covid)
  • COVID-19 Recovery and Rehabilitation
  • COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Cultural competence
  • Data security awareness
  • Dementia
  • Dermatology
  • Digital Clinical Safety
  • Dysphagia guide
  • Electronic prescriptions in urgent care
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Environmentally Sustainable Healthcare
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Freedom to speak up
  • Genomics
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Harm free care
  • Health Literacy
  • Healthy Child Programme
  • Healthy weight coach
  • Human Factors/Ergonomics (Safety Science) for Patient Safety
  • Infection management
  • Introduction to Integrated Care Systems for Pharmacy Professionals
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Mental health awareness
  • Medical Problems in Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • On-Call Pharmacy Assessment
  • Pain Management
  • Patient Group Directions
  • Pharmacy: Practice and Educational Supervisor Training
  • Pharmacy in Primary Care
  • Pharmacist tutor training
  • Renal Medicine
  • Research, Audit and Quality Improvement
  • Respiratory disease
  • Safe Prescribing
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Safe Use of Insulin
  • Sepsis
  • Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
  • Sexual Health & HIV
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Stroke Prevention in AF
  • Successful self-care aware consultations
  • Suicide prevention
  • Summary Care Records
  • Supporting Carers in General Practice
  • The Fit Note
  • Transient ischaemic attacks
  • Understanding eating disorders
  • Venous Thromboembolism

If your desired topic is not on this list you can search and enrol on it using the enrolment page in the My Account menu at the top of the page within the elearning for healthcare hub.

Learning outcomes

You will be able to view each set of learning objectives for each series of topics when you access the elearning for healthcare hub via the CPPE website link.

How to use this programme

You will be entering the elfh hub when you access this programme. If you are new to elfh then you will need to register using the link from CPPE. This creates a link to enable access through the CPPE website.

Once you are returned to the CPPE pages, your registration is complete and you can access the elfh materials immediately.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists