CPCS for Foundation Trainees

Why is CPCS important for Foundation Trainees?

CPCS is particularly useful for Foundation Trainees. The workshops will help you demonstrate many of the GPhC IET outcomes, especially:

8. Assess and respond to the person’s particular health risks, taking account of individuals’ protected characteristics and background

Working as a lone pharmacist can be daunting - attending the CPCS course will boost your confidence in assessing and responding to health risks presented by patients. 

12. Take an all-inclusive approach to ensure the most appropriate course of action based on clinical, legal and professional considerations

Making the right decision can be tough even for the most experienced pharmacists - the NHS CPCS course will help you be sure that you're taking the most appropriate, all-inclusive approach for patients.

45. Demonstrate effective leadership and management skills as part of the multi-disciplinary team 

You'll hear a lot about effective leadership and management, but translating what this means into professional pharmacy practice isn't easy. Joining the NHS CPCS course will help you demonstrate effective leadership, especially when working with peers, such as GPs.

53. Reflect upon, identify, and proactively address their learning needs 

Completing the CPCS course demonstrates that you can identify, and proactively address your own learning needs - it’s a great session to attend, and delivers lots of CPD content.


Gain new skills, build up your confidence and make yourself stand out when applying for your first job after qualifying!

You’ll get instant feedback from GPs and advanced clinical practitioners, so you’re ready to demonstrate the full range of your skills and the importance of pharmacy.

All sessions are delivered online, so you can join us from the comfort of your home, at times convenient to you - weekdays, evenings and Sundays!


Choose and book your CPCS sessions now

How much does it cost?

Absolutely nothing, because it’s fully NHS-funded, your CPCS workshops are completely free.

About the CPCS sessions

How do I become CPCS-ready?

You need to attend TWO online CPCS sessions, each around two hours long.

When are the CPCS sessions run?

You choose when you want to attend: all sessions are delivered online, so you can join us from the comfort of your own home, at times convenient to you - weekdays, evenings and Sundays!

What do I have to do?

Both your CPCS sessions will be taught by experienced clinicians: pharmacists, nurses, and GPs. Across the two sessions you'll learn all the skills you need to manage referrals and consultations, practice your new skills, and be advised by GPs and other healthcare professionals.

Now award-winning!

CPCS training has won the award for Excellence in Clinical Community Pharmacy Practice at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress Awards 2021.

So, choose two sessions at a time convenient for you, join online from the comfort of your own home, and we'll do the rest.


CPCS and you

After your CPCS course, you’ll be the first port-of-call for patients, with the power to makes diagnoses, and recommend treatments or refer them for further evaluation.

You’ll assist and advise patients who would otherwise have to wait to visit their GP. Once you're CPCS-ready you’ll help to cut NHS waiting times, improve care quality, and increase respect for the profession.


Pre-Workshop Learning

Once you've booked both sessions look out for your confirmation email - it will also contain a list of key topics to read through which will support you on the course.

More learning opportunities

We run many more educational and training webinars for pharmacists.


Questions about our CPCS programme?

If you have any questions about any aspect of our CPCS training or about your sessions booking, our Events team can be reached at [email protected]

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