Quick clinical updates

Our bite-sized learning is a quick way to keep up to date even if you are on the move. Take our regular quiz, e-challenge, on what's new and happening in pharmacy, medicines and the NHS. Or if you are looking for a fast way to keep up to date with changes in the British National Formulary (BNF), download our latest interactive PDF, What’s new in BNF? We release a new version each time a new edition of the BNF is published.

We now offer a number of apps for your mobile devices:

  • CPPE app – latest news and e-challenge
  • Medicines safety app – test your knowledge on high-risk areas for medicines safety incidents
  • Medicines quiz app – keep up to date with developments in medicines.

Have a look at our Learn on the go page for more information.

Our fun and interactive online learning environment, theLearningpharmacy.com™, offers bite-sized learning challenges for the community pharmacy team.

Programme formats explained

distance learning

Self-study programmes available as PDFs


Online assessments


Online courses held over a number of weeks, supported by a CPPE tutor


Self-study online interactive learning, podcasts or e-lectures


Online workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor

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Programmes for community pharmacy teams


Self-study guides available as PDFs


Programmes for hospital and primary care pharmacy teams


Local workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor or some you can deliver yourself

Learning levels explained

We recognise that people have different learning needs. Some of our programmes contain core learning while others deliver more complex learning that is only required to support certain roles. We have three categories of learning (1,2,3) and have allocated each programme to an appropriate category.

Core learning. Builds on limited knowledge. Some background reading may be required.

Application of knowledge. Assumes prior learning.

Supporting specialisms. We may not be the provider and will signpost you to other learning providers.

Learning programmes from other providers which complement your learning.