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.

Learning disabilities hub

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Welcome to CPPE's learning disabilities hub, where we will be hosting various resources for pharmacy professionals to access in order to improve their treatment of those with a learning disability. To submit a resource, send an email with the resource and a brief description of it to ldcampaign@cppe.ac.uk 





  • British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) - easy-read information about health.
  • Disability Matters - educational, inspiring, informative and inclusive e-learning resource for the UK workforce to challenge and positively change our own and others' fears, ideas and attitudes towards disability and disabled children and young people.
  • Easy Health - a good place for nutrition and health advice for people with a learning disability.
  • General Medical Council - learning disabilities page, including interactive videos.
  • Learning Dis Elf - Twitter account to follow to keep up to date with learning disabilities evidence from websites, journals, networks, guidance and reports.
  • Mencap - resources include an information sheet linking to an easy-ready advice leaflet for people with disabilities, a checklist for pharmacies to ensure they meet the requirements of the Accessible Information Standard, and other handy hints.
  • MindEd - an educational resource about children and young people's mental health for all adults.
  • NICE - NICE pathway on Learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge.
  • RCGP - the Royal College of General Practitioners page on learning disabilities is useful to see what is covered in care planning and the health check for different types of learning disability.
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists - page on learning disabilities; readable and well-researched information for the public.
  • Talking Mats - a website to help improve the lives of people with communication difficulties, and those close to them, by increasing their capacity to communicate effectively about things that matter to them.
  • University of Birmingham - learning disabilities medication guideline.
  • Yammer - MOOC training via Canvas for learning disability, accessed through Yammer, which helps with collaborative working with the multidisciplinary team. A bit like Facebook for learning disability, with a useful board to share best practice.


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