Newly Qualified Pharmacist Programme

The aim of the Newly qualified pharmacist programme is to support newly qualified pharmacists to develop, and demonstrate, confidence and competence in core areas of pharmacy practice

The programme is designed to support pharmacists to become better equipped to adapt and deliver safe and effective patient care, and overcome the challenges of this new stage of their career.

The 12-month programme, fully funded by Health Education England (HEE) as part of their Newly Qualified Pharmacist pathway, takes a blended learning approach and offers a mix of online learning, workshops, assessment and work-based support through a designated CPPE education supervisor.

The Newly qualified pharmacist programme will be a pharmacist’s first step in their post-registration professional development journey, and provides comprehensive learning to support pharmacists’ to demonstrate readiness to enrol on an Independent Prescribing (IP) training course.

The CPPE Newly qualified pharmacist programme is for pharmacists employed or locuming in community pharmacy (Boots have their own programme) who registered with the GPhC since 2020. Pharmacists who registered before 2020 and are returning from a career break or changing sector are also eligible to apply.

Applications open for Cohort 7 in late 2024 and Cohort 8 in early 2025. Dates to be confirmed