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.

Train my team

We offer quality-assured learning programmes, available in a variety of formats, which can help you to signpost your team towards individualised learning. Your team will be able to demonstrate how they put their learning into practice by completing our online assessments. Our Foundation pharmacist training pathway supports newly qualified pharmacists to develop their knowledge and skills in community pharmacy practice.

During our Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 semester we are offering workshops on Falls prevention and Mental health and wellbeing. Thoroughout our Spring/Summer 2019 semester, starting in April, we will be offering Asthma focal point workshops. 

We have online learning, workshops and assessment which will enable your team to meet the requirements of the Quality Payments Scheme, including Risk management and Children's oral health.

Encourage your teams to develop their leadership skills. If you train hospital teams, direct them to our Leading for change programme. If you support the training of community teams encourage them to attend our Mary Seacole Leadership programme.

For those in your team who like shorter, interactive learning, signpost them to our new Medicines safety app to test your knowledge on subjects from ADRs to Transfer of care.

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.

Asthma - focal point workshop

  • Format: focal point workshop
  • Study time: 5h:30m
Find out more and book a place

Consultation skills for pharmacy practice: An introduction (hospital) - resources for educators and trainers

  • Format: resources for educators and trainers
  • Study time: 1h:0m
Find out more and access resources

Falls prevention - workshop

  • Format: workshop
  • Study time: 3h:0m
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Leadership for Healthy Living Pharmacy - e-course

  • Format: e-course
  • Study time: 8h:0m
Find out more and book a place

Medicines Safety app - signpost

  • Format: signpost
  • Study time: 0h:36m

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: a guide for the pharmacy team - e-learning

  • Format: e-learning
  • Study time: 3h:0m
Find out more and access

theLearningpharmacy.com - e-learning

  • Format: e-learning
Find out more and access