Accuracy checking for dispensers

Designed to enable dispensers to undertake accuracy checks on dispensed prescription items competently in line with the pharmacy’s own SOPs.

Medicines counter and dispensing course

This new course combines the two well-established popular NPA accredited courses for medicines counter assistants and dispensing assistants into one.

BTEC Diploma – principles and practice for technicians

This Level 3 course replaces the previous QCF/NVQ Diploma course and meets the new GPhC initial Education and Training Standards for pharmacy technicians.

Accuracy checking for technicians

Provides the qualification to enable experienced pharmacy technicians to carry out the final accuracy check on pre-approved prescriptions.

Pharmacy undergraduate training programme

This unique course supplements community pharmacy work experience and university course content. Enrolment is now open.

This course provides pharmacy undergraduate students undertaking placements or employment in community pharmacies with essential knowledge and skills in relation to: • Practice • University exams • Pre-registration training • Obtaining a pre-registration placement (including Oriel) Who is this course suitable for? Pharmacy undergraduate students working in pharmacies, whether this is during summer holidays or as a part time/weekend employee. Course delivery This modular learning programme is divided into four parts which can either be completed in a single placement or spread over multiple placements, dependent on the individual requirements of the undergraduate student and the pharmacy. Areas covered within the course include: • Situational judgement tests • Multiple mini-interviews • Pharmaceutical calculations • Clinical areas commonly answered incorrectly • Responding to symptoms • Dispensing • Law and ethics • Drug Tariff Duration of course Minimum 8 weeks Qualification delivered Certification from the NPA. Enrolment £125 + VAT Enrolments onto this course are accepted throughout the year. Enrol onto this course …

Accuracy checking pharmacy technician workbook

This workbook is aimed at refreshing the knowledge of accredited accuracy checking pharmacy technicians (ACPTs).

Delivering medicines safely & effectively

GPhC accredited course to upskill pharmacy staff who deliver/collect medicines - helping to ensure patient safety and reducing risk of errors.

  Who is this course suitable for? Designed for any member of staff that collect prescriptions from the surgery and deliver medicines to patients’ homes. Benefits of this course This training is the first for delivery drivers and the only such resource to be accredited by the GPhC As well as covering the rules and regulations, the course will also aid development of soft skills such as how to build relationships with GPs and managers Course materials provided can be used as a reference source when supporting patients Our dedicated team of experts are on hand to support you throughout the course   Learning outcomes Although every pharmacy is different and has different policies for dealing with issues around delivering medicines, this module outlines the essential rules and regulations that apply. This course consists of single self study modules split into 4 sections: Essentials of pharmacy practice – rules, regulations and ethical obligations of a delivery driver, SOPs, maintaining confidentiality, responsible pharmacist regulations and what it means for delivery drivers Delivering a good service to customers – importance of customer service, communication skills, dealing with conflict and complaints Working as part of a team – other roles within pharmacy and limits of the delivery role Health and Safety – storing medicines correctly, factors that can affect the stability of medicines and health and safety responsibilities of you and your employer   Assessment The estimated study time to complete this modules is 15 hours and requires learners to: Complete workbook activities Submit the completed workbook to a marker, including the marking form completed by the supervising pharmacist The activities and scenarios throughout the workbook will form the assessment.…

Foundation pharmacist training programme 2021/2022 cohort

A comprehensive programme to develop trainee pharmacists into confident and competent pharmacists of the future.

The course is written and delivered by a team of experienced pharmacists who will fully support and guide Pre-registration students to develop into confident and competent pharmacists. This programme provides students with an invaluable opportunity to interact, network and share experiences with other Pre-registration pharmacists – all vital attributes for building a future multidisciplinary workforce. Course suitability Pharmacy graduates undertaking their Pre-registration training year. Course delivery This blended learning programme is delivered primarily through monthly face-to-face study days at venues across the UK. Further learning is provided through webinars.  Additional resources are available online, including  interactive modules. Newsletters incorporating support tools are also provided. Students  benefit from regular practice of exam-style questions throughout their training and a mock assessment mapped to the GPhC assessment framework towards the end of the year. Course topics covered include: GPhC registration assessment syllabus GPhC performance standards Clinical pharmacy topics Responding to symptoms Law and ethics Pharmaceutical calculations First Aid Measuring and fitting compression hosiery Public health Our new brochure contains more information about the course including the schedule of learning and student testimonials. Download your free copy now: Duration of course 10 months. Qualification delivered Completion letter from the NPA. Enrolment NPA member enrolment price £1,000 + VAT The cost of the course will be invoiced to your employer.…

Healthy Living Champion course

Invaluable course for all pharmacy employees supporting the Healthy Living Pharmacy initiative.

Health Champions are members of the pharmacy team who will provide customers with advice on health and wellbeing within the communities they serve, providing information and signposting the public to pharmacy services or other NHS services that will help them to adopt healthier lifestyles. Who is this course suitable for? Pharmacy staff that interact with patients and customers and are therefore well positioned to support members of the public with health messages. Enrol on this course Benefits of this course The investment in support staff to undertake this essential role is critical to help the pharmacy business thrive Increased public awareness of community pharmacy and wellbeing services Opportunity to maximise professional fees and other pharmacy income as a result of increased footfall Enhances credibility of pharmacists and pharmacy services with other healthcare professionals as well as the public The cost of training includes all course material, RSPH MCQ assessment, certificate, and badge Our dedicated team of experts is on hand to support you throughout the course Learning outcomes The course consists of 4 modules followed by multiple choice question (MCQ) assessment under exam conditions. The course covers: Module 1 – Health & health inequalities Module 2 – Effective communication Module 3 – Promotion of health & wellbeing Module 4 – Impact of behaviour change in health & wellbeing The Applied Award is a follow-on module from the Healthy Living Champion Course.…

Designated supervisor training (Foundation programme)

An online training programme suitable for all designated supervisors of trainee pharmacists - whether new to tutoring or just needing a refresher.

Pre-registration training must be supervised by a tutor who is an experienced pharmacist. This course provides you with the skills and resources to feel confident in guiding your student throughout this important year. Use our programme as a tool to efficiently maximise your role as a tutor and empower your student on their journey to registration as a pharmacist. This course is easily accessible online and is updated throughout the year with key information. Who is this course suitable for? Pharmacists who take on Pre-registration trainee pharmacists. This course is useful for both new and experienced tutors.   Benefits of this course Supports you in creating a structured training plan Online learning material allows you to study at your own pace and at a convenient time Our dedicated team of experts are on hand to support you throughout the year, so you can enjoy the rewarding experience of being a Pre-registration pharmacist tutor Support is also available to guide you through the process of obtaining GPhC approval to deliver Pre-registration training at your site   Learning outcomes At the end of the course, you will be able to: Explain the roles and responsibilities of a Pre-registration tutor Describe the performance standards and exam syllabus for Pre-registration pharmacists List the key dates and paperwork that need to be completed Carry out an effective performance review and assess progress Provide constructive feedback Deal with difficult situations   Assessment There is no formal assessment for this course. …