PGD Vaccination Training with the NPA

02 Aug 2018

On a typical NPA PGD vaccination training day, pharmacists will attend the training site either for a morning or afternoon session. Pharmacists will meet their trainer and other pharmacists receiving training for tea, coffee and refreshments before starting 3.5 hours of training. This training will see participants learn important vaccination techniques, basic life support and anaphylaxis training.

Practise equipment like mock epi-pens, dummies and plastic training pads are available for trainees to perfect their injection technique. NPA PGD training days now offer a paediatric element where members can practise all learned techniques on baby, child and adolescent sized dummies. All trainees are given handouts with key information from the day.

The interactive training period is followed by a Q&A session with the trainer. NPA training days see a maximum of 12 delegates per session, ensuring a personalised and intimate focus for each member from the trainer.

We have seen an increase in demand for NPA PGDs since the tightening of pharmacy funding. PGDs are a good revenue stream, and the more PGDs that pharmacies provide, for example flu, travel and oral vaccinations, the more income and in-store footfall they will see.

NPA PGD training is a service that is highly valued by our members. Some regular feedback received by the NPA is that trainers are always attentive, clear and engaging. The NPA has put on more training dates in the past year than ever before, with no signs of popularity waning. Our training has covered over 70 venues across the UK so far this year, not including the bespoke sessions that are held for large member groups. The NPA is by far the busiest PGD provider and we are always working hard to consistently deliver the best, most convenient vaccination training days.

All NPA PGD training days can be booked online through