Pre-registration Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) Support
We encourage you to use the Health Education England Pre-registration Pharmacy Trainees/Tutors Questions Portal (see below) to anonymously submit any questions and concerns that you have. We will use this portal to understand the concerns of our trainees and aim to publish a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) resource.
Professional Support Unit
The Professional Support Unit (PSU) is a service primarily dedicated to supporting the progression of postgraduate medical , dental trainees and pre-registration pharmacy trainees through their training.
Please access their website below for the support they can offer.
We advise that PTPTs, their supervisors and EPDs regularly check this dedicated COVID-19 page for the most up to date guidance from HEE LaSE. An FAQ document regarding supporting PTPTs during the COVID-19 crisis is in development and will be regularly updated via this website.
The colleges have requested that if trainees are having any difficulties that they contact their course tutor initially for advice so that any concerns or difficulties can be addressed as promptly and smoothly as possible.
Lessons will be pre-recorded with lesson links available on Moodle to access as normal. Lessons and learning materials will be available to access outside of usual college days. Tutorial slots will be available to book with teachers in order to fully support learners
Westminster Kingsway College
All face to face lessons have been suspended until further notice. A blended approach will be adopted using pre-recorded lessons, self-directed learning and live lessons via Teams. All live lessons will be recorded in order for trainees to access these and other learning materials outside of usual college days.
We appreciate these are challenging times and we are committed to working with you and providers over the coming days and weeks to ensure trainees are supported to complete their training.
Letter from GPhC and APTUK
Please see below for a joint statement from the GPhC and APTUK regarding your training.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
We recognise that many trainees feel their mental health and wellbeing has been affected by the impact of the COVID-19 emergency. We encourage you to seek support from your tutor, regional training provider and local HEE pharmacy teams. The following resources, see attachment, are also available to support pharmacists and pre-registration trainees during this challenging time. Your GP will also be able to offer support and refer you to other services.