CPPE Newly Qualified Pharmacist Programme 2023-24 – Open for registration

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) and NHS England (NHSE) Newly Qualified Pharmacist Programme is now open for registration.

Please see the information below from CPPE and the website www.cppe.ac.uk/career/nqpp/ for further information about the training offer provided and eligibility.

For Action: Please circulate this offer locally to organisations, employers, and education leads within your ICS and to potential learners through available ICS communication processes such as newsletters.

Key dates – Cohort 6:

  • Applications will open on 8th January 2024
  • Applications close on 18th March 2024
  • Programme start date is 25th March 2024. 

Note: NHS England WT&E provides separate funding for pharmacists working for Boots or in hospital pharmacy. These pharmacists are not eligible to apply for the CPPE programme.


CPPE Newly Qualified Pharmacist Programme (NQPP) is now open for registration

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) and NHS England (NHSE) have worked together to deliver the Newly qualified pharmacist programme, which is now open for registration.

This twelve-month programme is fully funded by NHSE as part of their Newly Qualified Pharmacist pathway, which aims to link the initial education and training reforms to a continuum of development into post-registration. The pathway is intended to help pharmacists make the transition to more independent learning and acts as a stepping-stone towards enhanced and advanced practice.

The overall aim of the Newly qualified pharmacist programme is to support pharmacists to develop, and demonstrate, confidence and competence in core areas of pharmacy practice. The programme is designed to support newly qualified pharmacists to become better equipped to adapt and deliver safe and effective patient care at this pivotal stage of their career and will act as a springboard towards IP training. Educational supervision support is provided by CPPE as part of this training programme offer.

Who can apply?

Pharmacists who registered with the GPhC since 2021* who are employed or working as a locum in the following settings as their main role:

  • Community pharmacy (except Boots)
  • Community health services
  • Health and justice
  • Integrated care boards
  • General practice** or Care homes (non-ARRS funded roles only). Pharmacists working in general practice or care home in posts which are funded via the primary care network additional roles reimbursement scheme are not eligible to apply for the CPPE Newly qualified pharmacist programme as they are required to enrol on the Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway (PCPEP)
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Pharmacists who registered before 2021 who are returning from a career break are also eligible to apply.

Key dates – Cohort 6:

  • Applications will open on 8th January 2024
  • Applications close on 18th March 2024
  • Programme start date is 25th March 2024. 

For more information, visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/career/nqpp/

Quotes

“I am delighted to once again offer this structured programme of support to my colleagues as they enter the profession. Community pharmacy can be a lonely and isolated place to work and I know that the support that we offer through education supervision and high quality learning programmes will help to accelerate your practice. The outcome is excellence in patient care. Enjoy your learning with CPPE.” Dr Matthew Shaw – Director CPPE

“I have found the mixture of self-reflection and guided study really useful. Creating a learning needs analysis has encouraged me to evaluate my own day-to-day practice and improve it. The consultations module… helped me to focus on how I communicate with my patients and the importance of establishing their agenda for the discussion. Having an education supervisor has also been invaluable; as pharmacists, we often work alone, and it can be really useful to get another point of view or advice as to how to handle different situations”. Pharmacist who completed the Newly qualified pharmacist programme in 2021/22.

About CPPE

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) is funded by NHS England to provide CPD opportunities to all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians providing NHS services in England. We generate income from the sale of our programmes to a wider healthcare professional audience both in the UK and internationally. All income received is reinvested into further development of learning programmes.

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