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.

Consultation skills

Every time you speak with a patient you have the opportunity to make a difference.

Health Education England identified developing the patient-centred consultation skills of the pharmacy profession as a priority which has led to the development of the national Consultation Skills for Pharmacy Practice (CSfPP) programme. This is the home of the the national practice standards for pharmacy consultations which highlight the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of all pharmacy professionals in a patient-facing role.

The learning and assessment portfolio from the CSfPP programme is available from the CPPE website. Take a look at the e-learning programme Consultation skills: what good practice looks like and see some of the consultation skills experts in action. Watching the video consultations and working through the activities gives you the opportunity to reflect on your own practice and develop new behaviours and helps you prepare to complete the Consultation skills for pharmacy practice assessment.

There are programmes to support more advanced skills such as Consulting with children and young people and Consulting with people with mental health problems.

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