January – March 2022 (multiple dates). CPCS workshops with RPS & RCGP

If you are newly working in primary care the Primary care essentials e-course which is part of module 1 of the PCPEP pathway is available for you to start at anytime (even if you are not undertaking the pathway). Primary care essentials e-course : CPPE

Useful Resources

LNA Surveys

In preparation for HEE 2021-22 workforce education plans, please complete the below LNA surveys to help collate the key learning needs for pharmacy teams across the managed sector by the 31st May 2021  


HEE Updates

HEE Trainee foundation pharmacist assessment strategy update

Thank you for your feedback on our assessment strategy for foundation trainees. 


We have made some minor updates to the Assessment strategy and Assessment activities guide which include: updating links to the e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) resources and clarifying when a single scenario from practice can contribute to more than one assessment activity.

A record 85% of you are already set up on the e-portfolio system. If you are a trainee foundation pharmacist and have not yet registered, please complete the HEE survey now and before the deadline of 12th December 2021.  

Dear Colleague,

Work continues apace to transform the initial education and training of pharmacists. 

  • We were delighted to announce a further £15.9 million funding for the pharmacy profession earlier this month via the Pharmacy Integration Programme
  • Thank you for your comments on the HEE Trainee pharmacist foundation year assessment strategy documents – new editions are now available
  • We continue to roll-out the new foundation training year e-portfolio, with new training sessions available to guide you
  • Our new ‘spotlight’ on learning resources for the foundation training year starts with wellbeing
  • We are progressing with the Newly Qualified Pharmacist pathway and will share more information soon.  

Thank you for continuing to work with us. Education and training reform is a collective enterprise, and we value your contribution.

Jane Brown, Rosalyne Cheeseman,Nick Haddington and Helen PorterHEE Pharmacy Deans

New Pharmacy Integration Programme

The pharmacy profession is set to benefit from a further investment of up to £15.9m over the next four years.

This is part of our ambition to link the initial education and training reform of pharmacists to a continuum of development into post-registration.

Over 1,700 designated supervisors and collaborators have already completed their survey to gain access to the e-portfolio.

Join them now:

Please note: It will take 2-4 weeks to process the information submitted and set up access to the e-portfolio


If you have completed the designated supervisor survey but not yet received access, it is likely that you are not listed as the designated supervisor on the GPhC data that HEE currently has. 

Please ask your trainee to email a copy of the GPhC change of foundation training details form to GPhC at 

[email protected] and to [email protected]

This change form is available on the GPhC website.Please note: It will take 2-4 weeks to process the information submitted and set up access to the e-portfolio

Building on two successful national pilots designed to grow the pharmacy technician workforce, we are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to train and develop pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians (PTPTs) in 2021/22.

The Pharmacy Technician Workforce Expansion Project 2021/22 will help employers develop PTPTs across England, either as part of a cross-sector programme or by providing a single-sector training placement in community pharmacy.

Eligibility criteria apply, and application is via an expression of interest submitted via an online application form. The application process is open from 23 August to 26 September 2021. Find out more on our website.

Learners on the Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme (IFPP) will benefit from a new training package designed to help build their confidence around answering questions about medicines.

This is a great addition to the IFPP’s resource library and is also intended to help IFPP learners achieve learning objectives from their end of programme Personal Development Plan. We are communicating directly with learners and their supervisors about the end of programme sign-off process, and IFPP regional leads are on hand to answer questions from learners and supervisors:  

A new briefing note and case study has been produced in conjunction with the Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee and Primary Care Pharmacy Association, which outlines how GP practices and PCNs can start referring into the service as soon as the secure electronic referral process has been agreed with local community pharmacies.

The pathway was introduced as a new route to refer patients to CPCS, in addition to referrals from NHS 111 and should be a fundamental part of restoring and increasing access to primary care services following wave two of the COVID-19 pandemic.

An implementation toolkit supports practice staff and PCNs to implement the service with NHS England and NHS Improvement regional teams.

The NHS Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS) is a community pharmacist led clinical service which has been managing referrals from NHS111 since 2019. GP practices can also refer patients contacting them with minor illness symptoms for a same day consultation with a community pharmacist, using the referral pathway to the CPCS.

Catch up on this webinar hosted by the Royal College of General Practitioners, featuring an expert panel of speakers with a discussion on how the CPCS works and how it supports general practice. You can also access the CPCS FutureNHS workspace to find support with implementing the referral pathway.

NW newsletter summer 2021

CPPE PCPEP newsletter_no13 November

It is advised that all clinical supervisors that with to support E-learners on the pathway to complete this: it explores supervision in the context of the pathway and associated assessments. The dates and booking for the clinical supervisor training are from the CPPE website – PCPEP – clinical supervisor tab: Primary care pharmacy education pathway : CPPE


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Survey: Share your views on pharmacy’s role in improving oral health

Pharmacy teams are invited to participate in a PSNC research study which aims to understand the key aspects of oral health care, from a community pharmacy perspective, and the areas that are the most challenging to manage. The brief survey should take around 5-10 minutes to complete and is open to all community pharmacy staff, but the researchers are keen to obtain the views from medicines counter assistants, who are often the first point of contact with patients.