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 Payments Scheme

The Quality Payments Scheme, which forms part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF), was introduced from 1 December 2016. As part of the interim arrangements for 2018/19, an extension of the scheme has been agreed with a further review date in February 2019. At CPPE we offer learning to support you in achieving the risk management and children’s oral health quality criteria.

Before you begin working through our learning we suggest that you download the CPPE Quality Payments learning resources document which offers support and guidance on how to achieve the quality criteria.

Click the following tabs where you will find an outline of the steps that you need to take to achieve these quality criteria.

Children’s oral health - the whole pharmacy team

Children’s oral health and reducing tooth decay in children is a Public Health England priority, and this is for good reason. Although largely preventable, tooth decay has been reported as the most common reason for hospital admission for children aged five to nine years old. At CPPE we want to support you to help children, parents and carers to take steps to improve oral health and prevent tooth decay.

The children’s oral health quality criteria is as follows.

On the day of the review the pharmacy is a Healthy Living Pharmacy level 1 (self-assessment) and; 80% of staff working at the pharmacy (including pharmacy professionals) that provide healthcare advice to the public have successfully completed the CPPE children’s oral health training assessment.

In order to achieve this criteria you need to take the following steps.

Step 1 - e-learning

Access the CPPE Children’s oral health e-learning in the form of the Children’s oral health video.

The information that is spoken in this video is written down in the following transcript.

Download the transcript

Step 2 - e-assessment

Successfully complete the CPPE Children’s oral health e-assessment.

This assessment supports our Children's oral health programme. We have developed this assessment to help you demonstrate that you have met the objectives set for this programme. Our key aims were to provide you with an understanding of what is meant by oral health, the state of children’s oral health in England, what is being done to address this and how you can help to improve the situation.

Access the e-assessment

Step 3 - Healthy Living Pharmacy

Confirm that your pharmacy is a Healthy Living Pharmacy level 1 (self-assessment).

This part of the quality criteria is not linked to a CPPE activity or assessment. However we provide learning support in the CPPE Quality Payments learning resources document.

Click here to access the CPPE Quality Payments learning resources document

You will also find information on the PSNC and NHSE websites.

Log in to view your progress through the steps

Risk management - registered pharmacy professionals only

Patient safety is integral to what pharmacy professionals do, but due to the nature of your work, within your practice there will be inherent risks. We aim to help you consider what these risks are and how to minimise them. We also intend to support you to manage incidents when they do occur.

The risk management quality criteria is as follows.

On the day of the review, 80% of all registered pharmacy professionals working at the pharmacy have satisfactorily completed the CPPE Risk Management training; and the pharmacy has available for inspection at the review point, at premises level, an example of a risk review that the pharmacy team at the premises have drawn up for a risk in that pharmacy that has been identified and prioritised with identified risk minimisation actions that the pharmacy team is taking.

In order to achieve this quality criteria you need to take the following steps.

Step 1 - guide

We sent a hard copy of the CPPE Risk management guide to everyone on the GPhC register in February 2018. You can either access and download a copy of the CPPE Risk management guide or use your hard copy.

Please note that there is an update associated with this programme which was released in September 2018.

If you are using the interactive PDF version of this programme, please ensure you download and save a copy of it to your computer before attempting to make and save any changes. If you try and make changes in your browser, there is a strong likelihood of losing your work.

Access the digital version of the guide and the update here

Step 2 - e-assessment

Successfully complete the CPPE Risk management e-assessment.

This assessment supports our Risk management guide. We have developed this assessment to help you demonstrate that you have met the objectives set for this programme. Our key aims were to provide you an understanding of what can go wrong in pharmacy practice, how you can learn from things that go wrong and how you can assess and manage risk.

Access the e-assessment

Step 3 - risk review

Complete a risk review

This part of the quality criteria is not linked to a CPPE activity or assessment. However we provide learning support in the CPPE Quality Payments learning resources document.

Click here to access the CPPE Quality Payments learning resources document

You will also find information on the PSNC and NHSE websites.

Log in to view your progress through the steps