Regional Training

Pre-Registration Pharmacist Programme 2019/20

This page details the Pre-Registration Pharmacist Programme 2019/20 regional courses and assessments, click the name of each course/assessment below to expand the box for dates, cohorts, venues and anticipated content. 

Specific details for each of the regional training courses, which will include further information on the timing of the day and more detailed venue information will be emailed to you two weeks before the day (emails will be sent four weeks prior to the course date if pre-course work is required).

You are expected to attend all courses on the date you have been allocated, if you are unable to attend a course for any reason you must discuss this with your Educational Supervisor and notify us in writing via lasepharmacy@hee.nhs.uk as soon as possible in advance of the course.

Attending one of our courses or assessment days should be treated as a normal working day, any lateness and/or unprofessional behaviour will be reported to your ES.

For security and identification purposes, you should wear your trust ID badge to our events and you must ensure you sign the register to confirm your attendance.

Please contact the Facilitator or HEE Pharmacy office if you are unable to attend on the day.

Trainees have been divided evenly into two cohorts, cohort 1 and cohort 2.  Please note we do not allow swaps for any reason. Trainees will also be allocated to one of three groups (A, B and C) per day. For First Aid training, trainees have been assigned to one of ten groups FA1 to FA10, with two groups attending First Aid training on one of five dates. Cohort information will be provided to trainees via email and included in course related emails. You will be notified in January which day you are attending the OSCEs, please keep both dates free in your diary.

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Introduction to the Programme (August 2019)

Date

Cohort

Venue

06.08.2019

1A, 1B, 1C

07.08.2019

2A, 2B, 2C

Anticipated Content

  • Introduction to the training year
  • Performance standards, evidence and competence
  • Introduction to clinically reviewing prescriptions
  • Overview of support resources available
  • Maintaining wellbeing during the pre-registration year
  • Support for trainees requiring additional support process
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Calculations Assessment One (August 2019)

This Baseline Calculations Assessment will be administered within your trust. You will undertake a variety of calculation questions under timed conditions.

Anticipated Content

  • Variety of pharmaceutical calculation questions administered in the workplace under timed exam conditions
  • Feedback to identify knowledge gaps
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Clinical Pharmacy: Primary Care* (October 2019)

Date

Cohort

Venue

15.10.2019

1A, 1B, 1C

16.10.2019

2A, 2B, 2C

Anticipated Content

  • Introduction to health policy drivers across different care settings
  • The evolving role of pharmacists in primary care
  • Medicines optimisation and reconciliation for different patient groups
  • Strategies for negotiating with prescribers in primary care to influence prescribing decisions
  • Case studies relating to patients with long term diseases
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First Aid (November 2019)

Date

Cohort

Venue

11.11.2019

FA1 and FA2

12.11.2019

FA3 and FA4

13.11.2019

FA5 and FA6

14.11.2019

FA7 and FA8

15.11.2019

FA9 and FA10

Anticipated Content

  • Demonstrate awareness of basic first aid skills and knowledge in line with GPhC performance standard C.2.10
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Community Pharmacy Experience Day (January-February 2020)

This is an optional course and will take place on Saturday/Sunday afternoons. Dates available are listed below:

Saturday 25th January 2020 (Brighton)
Sunday 26th January 2020 (Crystal Palace London)
Saturday 1st February 2020 (Brighton)
Sunday 2nd March 2020 (Crystal Palace London)

A booking form will shortly be provided to allow you to register your interest in attending one of these dates. Confirmation of attendance will be provided in December 2019.

Anticipated Content

  • Practicing over the counter counselling in a community pharmacy setting
  • Selecting products for the treatment of common ailments understanding the rationale behind their recommendation
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Clinical Case Studies & Professional and Legal Practice of Pharmacy* (January 2020)

Date

Cohort

Venue

21.01.2020

1A, 1B, 1C

22.01.2020

2A, 2B, 2C

Anticipated Content

  • Interpreting information from reference sources to resolve a variety of pharmaceutical care issues
  • Rational antibiotic prescribing
  • Laws and acts that affect the practice of pharmacists
  • Concepts of ethical decision making, liability, accountability and professional responsibility
  • Legal and ethical challenges encountered by pharmacists across care settings
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Calculations Assessment Two (February 2020)

This Calculations Assessment will be administered within your trust. You will undertake a variety of calculation questions under timed conditions.

Anticipated Content

  • Variety of pharmaceutical calculation questions administered in the workplace under timed exam conditions
  • Feedback to identify knowledge gaps
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Objective Structured Clinical Examination (February 2020)

Date

Venue

25.02.2020

26.02.2020

Anticipated Content

  • Undertaking OSCE stations both manned/unmanned under timed conditions relating to a variety of clinical scenarios
  • Formative assessment of trainee progress
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Clinical Pharmacy: Community Pharmacy and Unscheduled Care* (March 2020)

Anticipated Content

  • Key components of the community pharmacy contract
  • Simulated consultations with patients and their representatives
  • Practical exercises on common minor illnesses, treatments and the red flag symptoms that may prompt referral
  • Community pharmacy and unscheduled care scenarios
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Practice Registration Assessment (April 2020)

This Practice Registration Assessment will be administered within your trust. You will undertake full length Part 1 and Part 2 GPhC style practice registration assessment papers under timed conditions.

Anticipated Content

  • Full length practice registration assessment administered in the workplace under timed exam conditions
  • Answers and feedback provided to help identify gaps in GPhC knowledge requirements
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GPhC Registration Assessment Preparation* (April 2020)

Anticipated Content

  • Identifying gaps in knowledge when preparing for the GPhC registration assessment
  • Exam technique and revision tips in preparation for the GPhC registration assessment
  • Time management strategies for completing the GPhC registration assessment

* As part of these courses trainees will be provided with 10 practice registration assessment questions in the style of the GPhC registration assessment in addition to those on the HEE LaSE on-line learning environment