Welcome to the CPPE Leading for change programme. This fully funded programme is open to mid-to-senior grade pharmacy professionals who work in primary or secondary care, Health and Justice or the armed forces 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 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 across the 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.
In light of the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, the autumn cohorts of our Leading for change programme will be delivered entirely online with the two face-to-face workshops being replaced by four online workshops.
This course will start on 14 September 2020 with the online workshops running in September and October 2020, and January and February 2021.
Exact dates for the workshops will be available at the end of June 2020 when bookings open.
On completion of the programme participants should be able to:
Any pharmacy professionals who work in primary or secondary care, Health and Justice or the armed forces who have completed their foundation level practice and are working at, or towards, advanced level practice. The only exception is those currently undertaking of one of the NHS education pathways (CPGPE, MOCH or PCPEP) as leadership is included in these pathways.
We expect participants to have a foundation in leadership, either through completion of a previous leadership programme or through a number of years' experience as a leader.
Suggested prior learning includes 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 in-house training.
Participants must meet the following criteria:
In light of the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, the autumn cohorts of our Leading for change programme will be delivered entirely online.
In addition to the online modules delivered over six months, we will host four online workshops to replace the two face-to-face workshops.
The course will start on 14 September 2020 with the online workshops running in September and October 2020, and January and February 2021.
Exact dates for the online workshops will be available at the end of June 2020 when bookings open.
We plan to offer face-to-face cohorts of the programme again in Spring 2021.
You will be provided with an opportunity to attend an insight day delivered by a national organisation including NHSE&I, Public Health England, CQC, NICE and Specialist Pharmacy Service. This is an optional part of the programme and therefore places are limited. More information on the insight days, including dates, venues and how to book a place, will be provided when you enrol on the programme.
All 2020 insight days will be delivered virtually via Zoom.
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.
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.
More information about the programme can be found in the programme handbook
Applications for the online cohorts commencing 14 September 2020 will open towards the end of June 2020.