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Pharmacy Integration Fund courses for pharmacy technicians

Working with the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK, NHS England and other partners, Health Education England is offering fully-funded, innovative training and development courses for pharmacy technicians working in a community pharmacy setting. These are funded via the Pharmacy Integration Fund.

A number of training and development courses funded by the Pharmacy Integration Fund are available for individual pharmacy technicians working in a community pharmacy setting. These offer flexible and accessible learning solutions, allowing those enrolling to study at work, or in their own time.

Learn more about these courses below:

 

 

This programme is designed to help you develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to provide the final accuracy check of dispensed medicines.

Funded training is available for pharmacy technicians working in a community pharmacy or providing medicines optimisation services in the health and justice sector in England, with training delivered by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education.  

More information is available on the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education's website.

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in community or secure environment pharmacy are being offered fully-funded training to support them in their roles. The training is designed to develop their skills, to allow greater integration with the NHS locally. Pharmacists are also given the opportunity to gain an independent prescribing qualification.

This initiative will see training for up to 600 clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians through an 18-month workplace-based model to enable them to improve and support the delivery of multidisciplinary care in a care home or secure environment setting. This could include care settings for mental health, children and young people.

The training programme is delivered nationally by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education.

Upon completion, pharmacy professionals will be able to work with the skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver medicines optimisation for the benefit of patients, as part of an integrated multidisciplinary team. Clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will become fully integrated members of the clinical multidisciplinary team in a patient facing role to clinically assess and treat patients, using their expert knowledge of medicines for specific disease areas. Independent prescribing training is also on offer for pharmacists working in community or secure environment settings, as part of the medicines optimisation in care homes programme.

Read the factsheet.

programme is a collaboration between the NHS Leadership Academy, as part of Health Education England, and the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education. 

It is designed to help you develop leadership and management skills, enabling pharmacy professionals such as yourselves to drive the provision of quality services in community pharmacy - really making a difference to the health of the patients.

Please note that our 2018/19 cohorts are now fully subscribed. If you would like to receive further updates, please email the Pharmacy Integration Fund team at hee.phif@hee.nhs.uk.

This pilot community pharmacy technician training programme is run by Coventry University and supported by Coventry LPC (Local Pharmaceutical Committee).  

It aims to enable registered community pharmacy technicians to develop their professional and leadership roles within community pharmacy, alongside targeted workforce and organisational development.

The pilot completed in December 2018, and the outputs will inform the next steps for rollout of training and education nationally from 2018/19. 

More information can be found on Coventry University’s website or in our factsheet.