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.

Revalidation help

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) requirements for revalidation are designed to ensure that pharmacy professionals practice safely and effectively, and demonstrate up-to-date knowledge and skills in order to maintain and improve practice. Revalidation provides further assurance to people using pharmacy services that pharmacy professionals are continuing to meet the standards set out by the GPhC throughout their careers.

You need to complete the following:

  • four CPD records (two of which must be planned events)
  • one peer discussion record
  • one reflective account record

You should reflect on one or more of the following standards in your reflective account:

  • Standard 1: Pharmacy professionals must provide person-centred care
  • Standard 2: Pharmacy professionals must work in partnership with others
  • Standard 5: Pharmacy professionals must use their professional judgement

When writing your reflective account, you are expected to reflect on one or more of the three standards, selected by the Council from our Standards for pharmacy professionals. You must give one or more examples in your reflective account of how you have met the standard(s) in your practice.

CPPE have a dedicated learning gateway on Revalidation, which contains links to the GPhC information on the revalidation framework, fact sheets and example records as well as other resources that can help you to meet the requirements.

Our learning can provide the basis for your CPD records, an opportunity to identify someone to support peer discussion and a chance to reflect on your practice. We will soon be launching a support tool to help guide you through your revalidation and identify learning opportunities from our portfolio specific to your requirements. This page will be updated with a link when it becomes available.

We have developed our portfolio to support your continuing professional development and help you to meet the requirements of revalidation. Our portfolio includes a wide range of online and face-to-face programmes suitable for different learning styles, which support all areas of practice and help you to develop at every stage of your career.