Collaboration, Innovation and Pharmacy Workforce Transformation
Health Education England London and South East Pharmacy (working across London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex) is a NHS funded service, enabling the pharmacy (and wider) workforce to deliver service transformation meeting current and future NHS service workforce requirements.
We exist for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement for patients and the public across London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, by ensuring that the pharmacy workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers of staff with the right skills, values and behaviours at the right time and in the right place to meet patient needs.
HEE Pharmacy Priorities
To support the delivery of the Government’s mandate to Health Education England.
Aligned to the ambitions for pharmacy set out in the NHS long term plan and interim people plan; recruit and retain a future NHS pharmacy workforce.
To support workforce transformation and innovative practice to meet the care needs of people living in London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
To maximise efficiency and value for money with an emphasis on quality.
Below is a brief example of the work we are involved in.
Recruitment and marketing of pre-registration trainee pharmacist training in the NHS
Commissioning training for practice and educational supervisors in the workplace for NHS and Primary Care employers
Training and assessment of pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants to provide medicines management in the workplace
Commissioning Training and assessment of pharmacy technicians to accuracy checking in the workplace
Quality managing pre-registration trainee pharmacist, foundation pharmacist education and pharmacy technician education
Providing support and networking opportunities for Educational Programme Directors
Commissioning and quality assuring education provision for pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians
Providing a regional programme of face to face and on line training to support pre-registration trainee pharmacists and their tutors
Working with national bodies to input and influence education policy in relation to pharmacy
Leading on prescribing training and assessment in the workplace
Developing a Vocational Training Scheme network for Foundation Pharmacist training
We work closely with other departments within the KSS Local Area team and the three London local teams to deliver the HEE Mandate. Some of our key priorities around Primary Care can be found here.