Hospital pharmacy

Our new CPPE Optimise programmes offer hospital teams (pharmacy and multi-professional) short, clinically focused reading and activities. They are specifically aimed at advancing your knowledge and skills, and we have used experts in the pharmacy profession to write or contribute to each programme. Optimise programmes include optional background learning, 20 minutes of preparation with a 40-minute small group learning session, and next steps to help you put your learning into practice. Visit the Optimise section of our website to find out more and order materials.

Our Optimise leaflet guides you through this new series of learning programmes.

We have a variety of learning programmes available to support hospital pharmacy teams. Download our brochure Hospital pharmacy and medicines optimisation to find out more. To access other learning formats on clinical topics (eg, online or distance learning programmes) use our search facility at the top of the page or our A-Z tab to filter your options.

Increasing the number of pharmacist independent prescribers was a key recommendation of the Carter review, and we have a number of programmes to support prescribers.

Download our free Medicines safety app, designed for secondary care professionals, to test your knowledge on high-risk areas for medicines safety incidents.

Our Leadership and management for hospital pharmacy professionals [pilot programme] is now open for application. Designed for mid to senior grade hospital pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who work in acute and mental health trusts, the programme aims to bridge the gap between foundation and advanced leadership practice in order to develop leaders in the hospital pharmacy profession.