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Qualified Pharmacy Technician News

March 2015

                                                                                        

New Clicinical Pharmacy Technicians Network
London Pharmacy Education and Training are pleased to announce the 1st Clinical Pharmacy Technician Network Meeting. This is an exciting opportunity to be able to network, share best practice, knowledge and skills. Click here to view the programme and nominate yourself to attend.

Launch of 'Patients Own Medicine' and 'Supply of Medicines' E-learning Modules
London Pharmacy Education and Training are pleased to announce the development of two new e-learning modules. Patients Own Medicines and Supply of Medicines.

These two modules have been designed for all staff who need to either:

  • determine the suitability of an individual’s medicines and compliance aids for use
  • accurately supply medicines to individual patients 

For further advice and a nomination form please contact diane.blunden@chelwest.nhs.uk


February 2015

Upcoming Learning Events
We currently have limited availability for two learning events in March - the Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician Scheme and the Accreditation to Support and Train Staff in the Workplace.

The Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) Scheme
This ACPT scheme is open to registered pharmacy technicians only. The programme is designed to train pharmacy technicians to complete a final accuracy check of dispensed medicinal items.

Please click here for further information on entry requirements and course details. Alternatively you may email the course lead Tracey Tisley at tracey.tisley@chelwest.nhs.uk

The Accreditation to Support and Train Staff in the Workplace (ASTSW)
This programme is open to any pharmacy staff member – pharmacists, pharmacy technicians or assistants. The programme gives participants an overview of the training and learning cycles and practical information in creating training sessions in whatever pharmacy subjects they train.

For further information and course details please click here or email the course lead Emma Walker at emma.walker@chelwest.nhs.uk

Please note; places for both courses are allocated strictly on a first come first served basis so please book early to avoid disappointment.


January 2015

The London Pharmacy Workforce Group (LPWG), in response to a request from pharmacy employers, has produced two position statements to advocate membership of professional bodies by registered pharmacists and registered pharmacy technicians, to support implementation of the London Pharmacy Workforce Vision and Strategy which aims to improve patient care across London.

Click here to view the LPWG Position Statement: Membership of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK for Registered Pharmacy Technicians,

These documents can also be found at http://www.lpet.nhs.uk/WorkforceDevelopment/London.aspx  

We value your feedback - You said, we did!

For the ASTSW programme you fed back that for some of  your Trusts the majority of training was on a one to one basis and not group learning. We listened and have changed the workplace training assignments to incorporate one to one training