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.

Pharmacy Quality Scheme

Addressing unwarranted variation in care

The CPPE learning and assessment for this domain is linked to one quality criterion:

  • Health Inequalities

The elements of the Health Inequalities criterion that relate to CPPE learning and assessment are as follows:

On the day of declaration, all registered pharmacy professionals working at the pharmacy must have satisfactorily completed the CPPE Health inequalities e-learning and passed the e-assessment.

Completing the learning and assessment as detailed here does not mean that your pharmacy is entitled to a PQS payment for this domain. Contractors need to ensure that they meet all elements of this domain, as well as the gateway criteria, to be eligible to claim for the Addressing unwarranted variation in care domain when they make their PQS declaration.

Click on the items in the dropdown menu below to learn more about the CPPE learning and assessment that needs to be completed, in order for you to work towards the criterion listed above.

Health inequalities – All registered pharmacy professionals

Fully meeting the training requirements for this domain