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.


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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.


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CPPE Leading for change

Welcome to the CPPE Leading for change – leadership and management for hospital pharmacy professionals programme. This fully funded programme is open to mid-to-senior grade hospital pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who work in acute and mental health trusts, who have completed their foundation level practice and are working at, or towards, advanced level practice. 

The programme takes a blended learning approach delivered over six months, and consists of four online modules supported by face-to-face workshops and workplace-based learning experiences.  

The aim of the programme is to bridge the gap between foundation and advanced leadership practice in order to develop leaders in the hospital pharmacy profession. It will also equip participants with the knowledge and skills to take on challenges effectively and lead in medicines optimisation to deliver better patient outcomes. 

The programme will roll out nationally in February 2018 and applications for the national programme will open in November 2017.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme participants should be able to:

  • reflect on their own leadership style and evaluate themselves against leadership frameworks to identify strengths and areas of development
  • describe and understand the processes involved in creating a successful team and managing its performance
  • describe national priorities and drivers for change in the NHS, pharmacy services and medicines optimisation and their implications at local level
  • develop an understanding of the wider NHS through unique experiences
  • lead on a project that delivers on the priorities of their pharmacy department and trust
  • identify opportunities for further leadership development according to identified learning needs.

Who can apply?

Hospital pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who work in acute and mental health trusts, who have completed their foundation level practice and are working at, or towards, advanced level practice.

We expect participants to have a foundation in leadership through completion of the NHS Leadership Academy’s Edward Jenner programme, CPPE programmes such as Leadership for pharmacy professionals and Life skills - developing your potential e-course, or equivalent for those that have not undertaken a leadership course before.

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Desire to be working in a leadership role
  2. Have identified leadership as an area for development 
  3. Be responsible for managing staff and/or services
  4. Have the support of their chief pharmacist 
  5. Have identified and agreed an appropriate workplace mentor

Mandatory regional workshop dates

South East

Start date and online access: 26 February 2018

Workshop 1: 8 March 2018

Workshop 2: 26 June 2018

Workshop location: Holiday Inn Gatwick, Povey Cross Road, RH6 0BA

Programme end: 31 August 2018

Closing date for applications: 30 January 2018

 

West Midlands

Start date and online access: 26 February 2018

Workshop 1: 7 March 2018

Workshop 2: 3 July 2018

Workshop location: The MAC - Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH

Programme end: 31 August 2018

Closing date for applications: 30 January 2018

 

East Midlands

Start date and online access: 5 March 2018

Workshop 1: 15 March 2018

Workshop 2: 3 July 2018

Workshop location: Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel, 73 Granby Street, LE1 6ES

Programme end: 14 September 2018

Closing date for applications: 30 January 2018

 

East of England

Start date and online access: 26 February 2018

Workshop 1: 8 March 2018

Workshop 2: 4 July 2018

Workshop location: Victoria House, Capital Park, CB21 5XB

Programme end: 31 August 2018

Closing date for applications: 30 January 2018

 

North West

Start date and online access: 19 February 2018

Workshop 1: 27 February 2018

Workshop 2: 20 June 2018

Workshop location: The Hough End Centre, Mauldeth Road West, M21 7SX

Programme end: 24 August 2018

Closing date for applications: 30 January 2018

 

North East

Start date and online access: 26 February 2018

Workshop 1: 8 March 2018

Workshop 2: 5 July 2018

Workshop location: Ramside Hall Hotel, Carrville, DH1 1TD

Programme end: 31 August 2018

Closing date for applications: 30 January 2018

 

Yorkshire and Humber

Start date and online access: 5 March 2018

Workshop 1: 14 March 2018

Workshop 2: 27 June 2018

Workshop location: The Met Hotel, King Street, LS1 2HQ

Programme end: 14 September 2018

Closing date for applications: 30 January 2018

Optional workshop and insight day dates

Optional workshop

You will be provided with an opportunity to attend a workshop on presentation skills; this is an optional part of the programme and therefore places are limited. The location of the workshops are Birmingham, London and Leeds. You will be provided with more information when you enrol on the programme.

 

Insight day

You will be provided with an opportunity to attend an insight day at a national organisation, for example NHS England and NHS Improvement. This is an optional part of the programme and therefore places are limited. More information on the insight days, including dates and how to book a place, will be provided when you enrol on the programme.

Networking and local learning

A key part of the programme will be to build networks in pharmacy and the wider NHS. This will be facilitated by the workshops and insight days during the programme.

Those who are geographically close to each other may also choose to set up local learning sets to allow further networking and sharing of best practice in a region.

Mentoring

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians participating in the programme will be required to find a mentor. This will be a senior leader who can act as a sounding board and provide support and guidance to further develop their career and networks.

Programme handbooks

More information about the programme can be found in the following documents:

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