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 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.
We now offer a fully updated version of the programme with all of the content being delivered virtually. Each of the four online modules is supported by a half-day online workshop and a networking Zoom room to enable learners to put their learning into practice and to share ideas and to network with other course participants.
The four online workshops will run on a number of different days of the week so that participants can choose a cohort that works around their other commitments.
There will be two cohorts of the programme starting in March 2021 and two more in September 2021, each with 40 learners.
There is a choice of workshop dates for each cohort, as you will need to attend all four workshops on the same day of the week to enable to complete all parts of the programme with your online tutor and fellow cohort participants.
Full details of all cohorts for 2021 can be found in the Course dates tab below.
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:
There will be four cohorts of the programme in 2021, each with 40 learners. Cohorts 3 and 4 will start in March, Cohort 5 in September and Cohort 6 in October.
There is a choice of workshop dates for each cohort as you will need to attend ALL FOUR workshops on the same day of the week to enable you to complete all parts of the programme with your online tutor and fellow cohort participants.
Access to course: Tuesday 31 August 2021
Official start date: Monday 20 September 2021
Workshop dates: Wednesday mornings (9:30am-12:00pm): 22 September 2021, 10 November 2021, 5 January 2022, 9 March 2022
Monday mornings (9:30am-12:00pm): 27 September 2021, 15 November 2021, 10 January 2022, 14 March 2022
Course ends: Friday 8 April 2022
Assignment due: Monday 16 May 2022
Access to course: Monday 13 September 2021
Official start date: Monday 4 October 2021
Workshop dates: Thursday afternoons (12:30pm-3:00pm): 7 October 2021, 11 November 2021, 20 January 2022, 24 March 2022 OR
Tuesday mornings (10:00am-12:30pm): 12 October 2021, 30 November 2021, 25 January 2022, 29 March 2022
Course ends: Friday 22 April 2022
Assignment due: Monday 30 May 2022
Open the Apply now tab to book your place on your chosen cohort.
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 day webinars, including dates, times and how to book a place, will be provided when you enrol on the programme.
All 2021 insight day webinars will be delivered virtually via Zoom.
A key part of the programme will be to build networks in pharmacy and across the wider NHS. This will be facilitated by attending the online workshops and opportunity to join monthly Zoom room chats to network with others on the cohort.
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, as and when we are able to meet up face to face.
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