NHS priorities

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

Pre-registration tutors

You are helping to shape our future pharmacy professionals and we want to help you to be the best tutor you can be. Find out more about what we offer to help you be a better trainer by looking in the Your skills section of this pathway.

You can use CPPE learning materials to help your trainees demonstrate their GPhC performance standards. You can direct them to our online learning to keep up to date with clinical and therapeutics topics and improve personal development, communication, management and consultation skills. Promote theLearningpharmacy.com™ to your trainees as a tool for their own learning and as a way for them to support others in the pharmacy team to learn. Our latest floors focus on dermatology and supporting carers.

Make sure that the pre-reg(s) that you are working with have access to our resources. More than seven out of ten pre-regs in England use CPPE, but this means that three out of ten pre-regs could be missing out.

Encourage your pre-registration trainees to join the CPPE Pre-reg Facebook page, where they can find CPPE and peer support.

We are looking to launch a pre-reg face-to-face event within the next few months. Keep an eye on the CPPE homepage for the latest news on this project.

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

focal point

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.