(CPPE) Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) provide of educational solutions for the NHS pharmacy workforce across England to maximise its contribution to improving patient care. They are here to help you fulfil your potential and offer a range of creative learning opportunitiesVisit their website for more information:https://www.cppe.ac.uk/

Current news

  • CPPE’s COVID-19 Learning and Resource Hub contains CPPE materials and resources from other organisations to support you and your colleagues in providing patient care and responding to the current pandemic.
  • Due to the pandemic, upcoming face-to-face events being run by CPPE are currently being postponed. If you are booked on to an event, CPPE will email you to confirm if and when it has been cancelled. In response to this, CPPE are offering an increasing number of online workshops. Key topics planned for forthcoming months include:
    • Emergency Hormonal Contraception
    • COPD
    • Mental Capacity Act
    • Care Homes and Medicines Optimisation
    • Dementia.

However there are interactive workshops and so places are restricted and are filling very quickly. Prompt booking is essential as this is on a first-come, first served basis.
Booking can be made online at https://www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/e.asp or by using the Find a Workshop button on the homepage.

For more details of upcoming workshops, the East Midlands team have also produced a useful guide to workhops that are available for Autumn/Winter 2020. You can download a copy of this below:

CPPE Workshops Autumn Winter 20_21

Declaration of Competence (DoC)

CPPE also host the Declaration of Competence frameworks for different services, including vaccination services. The following statement has been posted on their website in relation to DoC and COVID-19:

Under usual circumstances, your statement of declaration for provision of services using the DoC system is valid for two years from the date of signing. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be an extension to all statements of declaration for locally commissioned services, for example Emergency contraception, until the end of September 2020.

Please note that these changes do not apply to the DoC for Vaccination services, which covers the Seasonal influenza vaccination advanced service.

On 14 April 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement issued a statement concerning amendments to the training requirements and resources in preparation for the September 2020 flu vaccination service. This includes information on face-to-face training, online training and the annual online refresher training.

For full details, please refer to the COVID-19 update (April 2020) on the PSNC website:

What does this mean for you? If you have a Declaration of Competence statement for a locally commissioned service which is due for renewal before the end of September 2020, you do not need to renew your declaration or sign your statement of declaration until 1 October 2020.