Pharmacy Services Training


Covid-19 Vaccination Training

Those preparing to deliver the Covid-19 vaccination will need to complete a number of training requirements. Please see training and useful resources below:

You can find more information on the CPPE website and RPS website

Safeguarding Awareness Training for Those Entering Homes During Covid-19

‘It’s Your Call’ is a free online training course developed by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) for workers who are in a well-placed position to spot emerging safeguarding concerns through entering people’s homes. This may include delivery drivers or members of primary care teams.

The risks to children may have intensified during the pandemic because of an increase in stress among parents or caregivers, increase in vulnerability to certain types of abuse, and a reduction in normal protective services.

The training will provide participants with the tools needed to help identify those at risk who may be hidden due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Access the training here.

Individuals can get in touch with the NSPCC by calling 0808 800 5000 between 8am-10pm (Monday-Friday), and from 9am-6pm on weekends.

Discharge Medicines Service (DMS)

Toolkit and E-Learning Modules

NHSE&I have published the NHS Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) Toolkit, which aims to assist and support cross-sector implementation of the DMS as an Essential service in all NHS community pharmacies in England from 15th February.

A checklist to help with guidance on required actions can be found via this link,

The NHS MDS E-learning and assessment modules are also now live on the CPPE website. Access the modules here.

Substance Misuse

CPPE: Substance Use and Misuse E-Course

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) is pleased to announce the launch of the Substance use and misuse e-course. This self-directed e-course has been developed to support pharmacy professionals to provide person-centred care for people who use and misuse substances.

Click here for more information and to access the programme

Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2023/24

CPPE: PQS Scheme Training

CPPE offer learning and assessments to support you in achieving criteria relating to the 2023/24 version of the scheme:

To view these training resources, please visit the link below:

Virtual Outcomes Training

Community Pharmacy Provider Board (CPPB) have approved the purchase of the Virtual Outcomes Licence for the GM Healthcare Academy, to enable all Bolton and GM LPC contractors’ free access to the extensive online library of training resources.

This includes bite size training modules for staff and pharmacies for advanced services, HLP, and many other related topics.

GM Healthcare Academy have provided a dedicated newsletter which is available here, containing all essential information.

Community Pharmacy Technician: Advancing your role

This programme has been launched in collaboration with the Pharmacy Integration Programme at NHS England. The fully funded learning programme is designed to help community pharmacy technicians develop the skills and confidence to deliver effective clinical services in community pharmacy. Pharmacy technicians who currently work in community pharmacy and are looking to upskill themselves to develop their roles in practice can apply to take part.

The Community pharmacy technician: advancing your role learning programme starts on 28 September, but applications are now live on their website.

For further information about the programme and how to apply, visit:

Independent Prescribing

CPPE have just launched a NEW programme  Preparing to train as an independent prescriber:

This new programme is open to pharmacists from all sectors of practice, including community pharmacists who are planning to commence their independent prescriber training with a Higher Education Institute (HEI). This is a fully funded course that helps pharmacists develop the skills and confidence to get ready and best prepare for independent prescriber training. The first cohort will start on 12th September. To find out more and book a place visit:

For more support with prescribing for those who are planning or already prescribers we have the prescribing learning gateway Prescribing (

Read the full newsletter update for more information