Educational Infrastructure Change Form

It is important for us to know who the current Educational Leadership team are in your department. EPDs are our main link with your trust and whilst we circulate our communications to many staff involved in the education and training of pharmacy staff, we require *one main contact to liaise with on the return of data required. 

For our pre-registration programmes, each year upon the return of the Training Agreement, the Chief Pharmacist and  EPD(s) should be named on this agreement.  If the Chief Pharmacist, PRP or PTPT EPD subsequently changes during the year, please inform us by completing the below Educational Infrastructure Change Form and returning an updated training agreement (PRP and PTPT EPDs only). In addition, if additional colleagues are recruited into the education and training team either providing overarching leadership as an Specialist Education and Training Lead or EPD Support which may aid in succession planning, this form should be completed

We have developed an EPD Orientation guide to support EPDs in their role and how we link in with this, please download this guide. 

*in some cases where there are multiple sites for large trusts two contacts can be named. 


Specialist Education and Training Lead

The Specialist Education and Training Lead may act as the overarching co-ordinator for all Educational programmes (much like a Director of Medical Education ‘DME’ in medicine. whilst the EPD manages the strategy and operational aspects of a specific programme.


Educational Programme Director

An “Educational programme director” in pharmacy (EPD) oversees one or more entire training programmes locally, regionally, or both, developing and implementing programmes together with external bodies and local teams. An individual may be the EPD for more than one programme.  The EPD ensures that quality criteria are met, including resource, appropriately trained supervisors, possibly selection of candidates, monitoring of progress and equal opportunities.  We recommend that consideration be given to the EPD being a member of the local Senior Pharmacy team where appropriate. 


EPD Support

This role supports the EPD and may be used for succession planning. The person filling this role  will be supporting the EPD with operational aspects of the programme.

Please use this form to tell us about an Education Infrastructure Change

Type of Change

Please tick all that apply. If you are a Chief Pharmacist please select N/A

Education Group
Trainee Pharmacist
Pre-registration Pharmacy Technician
Foundation Pharmacist
Job Title
Work Email
Telephone (work)
Mobile (work mobile only)
Please confirm access requirements
Mailing List

Replacing an EPD

Please state the name of the previous EPD
Has the EPD left the trust

Joint EPD/Support EPD

Please state the name of the joint EPD
Please kindly confirm reason for Joint EPD e.g. Multi-site or Succession Planning

Maternity Leave/Secondment

Please state the name of the EPD who is going on maternity leave/secondment

Please kindly detail the expected start and return dates of the leave/secondment. (If the exact date not known please put the start or end of the month)

Start Date
Return Date


If you have not discussed this update with your Chief Pharmacist please discuss this with them before completing this form.

Please confirm that this change has been discussed and agreed with the Chief Pharmacist

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