Primary care and GP pharmacy

We offer pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in primary care and GP teams a range of clinical programmes.

What's in your region?

This year, you can access up to six study days:

  • Developing your role in general practice
  • Consultation skills for general practice
  • Care homes – medicines optimisation in older people
  • Medication review
  • Clinical assessment skills and history-taking in general practice
  • Primary care study day

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 April 2017. If you have a local peer group to support your learning you can access the self-directed e-course now.

The Stable angina - second-line medicines and COPD - new medicines interactive PDFs and related podcasts help you apply clinical topics to your practice. Answering medicines-related questions in practice is essential learning about medicines information in the primary care and GP setting.

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


Online assessments


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


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


Online workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor

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Programmes for community pharmacy teams


Self-study guides available as PDFs


Programmes for hospital and primary care pharmacy teams


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.