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.

People behind the profession podcasts

CPPE has launched a new podcast featuring pharmacy professionals working in national healthcare organisations. The podcast is hosted by Cindy Boyd, clinical fellow at CPPE 2019-2020.

By listening to the podcasts, you will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the guest speaker
  • Describe the function of their organisation
  • Describe pharmacy and medicines optimisation work streams within their organisation
  • Identify knowledge gaps and access signposted learning materials for continued professional development


Episode 11 - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE): Roshni Maisuria, Andy Hutchinson and Jonathan Underhill

This episode features Andy Hutchinson, medicines education technical adviser, medicines and prescribing, centre for guidelines, Roshni Maisuria, chief pharmaceutical officer’s clinical fellow and Jonathan Underhill associate director, medicines evidence team.

Our speakers share insight into working for NICE, their careers to date and valuable advice to early career pharmacists.


Episode 10 - NHS Barts Health NHS Trust: Samantha Quaye

This episode features Samantha Quaye, pharmacy business and performance manager and BME site lead for Royal London and Mile End hospitals. Samantha shares her inspiring career journey and advice to pharmacy technicians new to the profession


Episode 9 - Health Education England: Amita Aggarwal and Helen Porter

This episode features Amita Aggarwal, chief pharmaceutical officer’s fellow 2019-2020, and Helen Porter Pharmacy Dean, Health Education England London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Amita and Helen share insight into their work, career journeys and advice for early career pharmacists.


Episode 8 - Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes: Shannon Nickson, Sundus Jawad and Sally Clarke

This episode features Shannon Nickson, senior pharmacist, primary care education at CPPE and two of our Medicines Optimisation in Care Home pathway learners Sundus Jawad, Lead Medicines Optimisation Care Homes Pharmacist and Sally Clarke, Medicines Optimisation Care Homes Pharmacist from NHS East Berkshire CCG. Shannon, Sally and Sundus share highlights of the Pathway, and discuss available care home resources that will support your practice.

Please note additional content was added to the original recording for purposes of clarity and to reflect the addition of new resources.

For more information, visit the care homes gateway page: https://www.cppe.ac.uk/gateway/carehome


Episode 7 - Specialist Pharmacy Service: Barry Jubraj and Silvia Ceci

This episode features Barry Jubraj, Associate Director, Medicines Use & Safety and Silvia Ceci, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s clinical fellow at Specialist Pharmacy Service. Barry and Silvia share insight into their work, career journeys, and their greatest opportunities.


Episode 6 - Our Health Partnership, pharmacists in general practice: Clair Huckerby and Aamir Shaikh

This episode features Clair Huckerby, chief pharmacist at Our Health Partnership and Aamir Shaikh, Chief Pharmaceutical officer’s clinical fellow at Bupa. Clair and Aamir discuss pharmacists working in general practice, consultant pharmacists in primary care and portfolio working.

For resources on working in general practice, visit our gateway page:  https://www.cppe.ac.uk/gateway/genpract


Episode 5 - CPPE, guide to returning to pharmacy practice: Annie Sellers

This episode features Annie, a Senior Learning Development Pharmacist at CPPE. Annie shares insight into developing the Guide to Returning to Pharmacy Practice and tips on how to get the most out of the programme.

To access the Guide, please visit: https://www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/rtp-ec-01


Episode 4 - Pharmacist Support: Danielle Hunt and Michal Lada

This episode features Danielle Hunt, Chief Executive of Pharmacist Support and Michal Lada, learning development pharmacist at CPPE and community pharmacist. Danielle and Michal talk about the pressures faced by pharmacy professionals and share tips on how to improve well being

For more information on resilience and resources available to you, please visit: https://www.cppe.ac.uk/support/resilience/


Episode 3 - CPPE and Manchester University Foundation Trust: John Bentley

This episode features John Bentley, a learning development pharmacist at CPPE and specialist renal pharmacist at Manchester Royal Infirmary. John talks about his role model, experience working as a pharmacist abroad and confronting anxiety with public speaking.

Please visit the following pages for learning on:

Respiratory : https://www.cppe.ac.uk/gateway/respiratory

Sepsis : https://www.cppe.ac.uk/gateway/sepsis

Public Speaking : https://www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/speak-g-01/


Episode 2 - Public Health England: Diane Ashiru-Oredope and Aoife Hendrick

This episode features Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope, pharmacist lead for antimicrobial resistance and stewardship and healthcare associated infections (HCAI) at Public Health England (PHE), and Aoife Hendrick, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s clinical fellow at PHE. Diane and Aoife offer insight into their work, share thoughts on leadership and reflect on how the role of pharmacy professionals has changed during their careers.

For further information on antimicrobial resistance, please visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/gateway/amr

If you’d like to know more about Healthy Living Pharmacies, please visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/gateway/hlp   


Episode 1 - CPPE: Matthew Shaw

This episode features Matthew Shaw, director of CPPE and Kate Blackhurst, editorial intern at CPPE 2019-2020. Matthew shares his career journey, explains his role and key priorities for an education provider to the NHS pharmacy workforce in England.

For further information on the New Year, New Contract campaign, please visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/new-year-new-contract/