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.

Equip yourself to deliver high-quality services

Our learning portfolio will support you in further developing your knowledge, skills and behaviours to provide high-quality pharmacy services which really make a difference to the health and wellbeing of the people using your services.  

We are proud to put the patient at the centre of everything we do at CPPE.  We have new programmes to help you develop your person-centred practice. Visit the Consultation skills area to find out about our new e-learning programme Clinical history-taking: what a good consultation looks like which will support you in responding to urgent cases in practice.

The Quality Payments Scheme is a priority for many pharmacies. We are here to support you in working towards and meeting the criteria.

We have worked with Pharmacy Voice to develop a new updated Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: a guide for the pharmacy team e-learning programme and assessments. These resources support you in achieving Level 2 safeguarding status. We have also developed the Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: Level 1 assessment which is available to access by the whole pharmacy team.

Leadership is a hot topic in pharmacy, with a key emphasis on developing the skills and behaviours to adapt successfully to change and be the best pharmacy professional you can be. In addition to our Leadership for Healthy Living Pharmacies  resources we are working with the NHS Leadership Academy to deliver the Mary Seacole leadership programme for community pharmacy. This programme is ideal for first time leaders and takes your HLP Leadership training to the next level.

Look out for our next focal point workshop which focusses on patient safety.  The workshops are available for booking and will support you in risk management and how to respond to appropriately to patient safety incidents.

To make sure you are service-ready take a look at the updated A guide to using the Declaration of Competence (DoC) system to find out if you are meeting your professional responsibilities in passing the Consultation skills assessment. You can signpost commissioners to the Commissioners area to find out more about how CPPE can support them in the delivery of training for services in your locality.