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.

Facilitate Optimise

Our CPPE Optimise programmes support pharmacy teams to develop clinical skills and knowledge in just one hour. As an educator or trainer, you can facilitate an Optimise small group learning session for your students or team.

How does CPPE Optimise work?

There are three steps to Optimise:

  • optional background learning via the CPPE website (self-study)
  • small group learning (which involves 20 minutes of preparation for each participant and a 40-minute group session)
  • next steps (participants revisit the website to put their learning into practice and earn their badge).

How do I access the materials?

You can order or download materials from the Optimise section of our website.

To order materials log into the website, go to the Optimise section and click 'Order materials'. To download the extra facilitator resources log into the website, go to the Optimise section, select a topic and click next to get to the page on small group learning. You can download the materials from this page.  

Have a look at our Optimise leaflet to find out more about our new series of programmes and how they work.