NHS priorities

Whether it’s to prepare for the next Pharmacy Quality 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.

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.

Welcome to CPPE's Polypharmacy home page

On this page you can find all of CPPE's resources relating to Polypharmacy.

In September 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care published a review into the use of medication and overprescribing. The review defines ‘inappropriate or problematic polypharmacy’ as the prescribing of multiple medications inappropriately or where the intended benefits of the medicines prescribed are not realised. There are already many ways in which pharmacy professionals can address these issues. Our campaign, video wall and programmes will give you the ideas and skills you need to ensure all of your patients’ medicines are appropriate, and to take action on those that aren’t

Media wall

On this page you can find all of the videos supporting CPPE's polypharmacy distance learning programme.

Distance learning

CPPE has created a distance learning programme on Polypharmacy

Deprescribing online workshop

CPPE has developed a Deprescribing online workshop to support you to take a shared approach to the safe and appropriate deprescribing of medicines.