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.

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 a large number of programmes to help you develop your person-centred practice. Visit the Consultation skills area to find out more. 

The NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) was launched in 2019 and sets out a five-year plan of how community pharmacy will support the NHS Long Term Plan. It is made up of three different service types: essential services, advanced services and locally commissioned services. We have a wide range of programmes and resources to help equip you to deliver these services. 

Our Community Pharmacy Consultation Service area will support you to be ready to fulfil an integral role in provision of urgent and emergency care services.

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

Safeguarding is another priority for pharmacy professionals. One of the most important principles of safeguarding is that it is everyone’s responsibility. The e-learning for healthcare (elfh) safeguarding programmes and assessments can support you to meet your core mandatory safeguarding requirements. We have also developed an additional e-learning programme, Safeguarding children, young people and adults: level 2 case studies for pharmacy professionals, to help you apply your safeguarding knowledge in a pharmacy setting. To find out more and to access these programmes, visit our Safeguarding area.


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. 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.