Primary care and GP pharmacy

We offer pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in primary care and GP teams a range of clinical programmes. Have a look at our general practice brochure to find out more.

If you are new to a clnincal role in general practice have a look at our factsheet, which provides information about the most appropriate programmes to access to get started in your new career.

The interactive e-course General practice – the fundamentals of working with GPs is an introduction to work in general practice. The e-course supports the national initiatives to promote the role of GP practice-based pharmacists and skill mix in primary care. The next tutor-supported e-course will run in September 2017. If you have a local peer group to support your learning you can access the self-directed e-course now.

We have released a range of new primary care learning programmes for learning communities. These topics were originally developed as learning sets for clinical pharmacists on the General practice pharmacist training pathway and they are now open to a wider audience. You can access these materials to be posted directly to your learning community participants through the learning communities section of our website, or download them from the list of programmes at the bottom of this page. You can also order a batch of these materials for direct dispatch if you are not able to use a learning community.

We also have a number of non-clinical programmes you may find useful – have a look at our self-study guides.

Programme formats explained

distance learning

Self-study programmes available as PDFs

e-assessment

Online assessments

e-courses

Online courses held over a number of weeks, supported by a CPPE tutor

e-learning

Self-study online interactive learning, podcasts or e-lectures

e-workshops

Online workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor

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Programmes for community pharmacy teams

guide

Self-study guides available as PDFs

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Programmes for hospital and primary care pharmacy teams

workshop

Local workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor or some you can deliver yourself

Learning levels explained

We recognise that people have different learning needs. Some of our programmes contain core learning while others deliver more complex learning that is only required to support certain roles. We have three categories of learning (1,2,3) and have allocated each programme to an appropriate category.

Core learning. Builds on limited knowledge. Some background reading may be required.

Application of knowledge. Assumes prior learning.

Supporting specialisms. We may not be the provider and will signpost you to other learning providers.

Learning programmes from other providers which complement your learning.