Training and Network Events 2018

Please see below for training and network events available to NHS pharmacy staff within London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Some training and events are open to a wider pharmacy workforce including community pharmacy for example the ACPT course.  

Pre-registration Educational Programme Director Network Events

We organise and facilitate network events for both our Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technician EPDs/ ESs across London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Dates for the next events are as follows and you should register to attend by completing our online form at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting date. We also facilitate Foundation Pharmacist EPD Meetings within KSS which do not require formal registration due to the size of the network.

Pre-registration Pharmacist EPD meeting 26th June 2018

Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians EPD meeting 10th July 2018

A new Educational Programme Director?

If you have a new or different EPD in your department, please inform us of this change by completing our EPD Change Form. 

Educational Supervisor Training

Educational Supervisor training is being delivered by The Pharmacy Training Company as a series of webinars and on-line learning. The current dates are available on the webpage. Further information and a link to the on-line application form is available on the ES Flyer below.  Please note priority for training will be given to NHS and Community employers who will be recruiting via the Oriel system, this training is for any pharmacist new to tutoring or has not done any formal training previously.

Final Accuracy Checking of Dispensed Items

Final Accuracy Checking of Dispensed Items (ACPT) is now delivered by CPPE. Please access their website for more information and the application process. For more information about CPPE and their ACPT programme, please click on the button below. 

Medicines Optimisation Programme 

The Medicines Optimisation programme comprises of 2 courses,  Patients Own Drugs (POD) Assessment and Transcribing for supply and Medicines Reconciliation and Transcribing for Supply. Please click here for more information about both courses. Please note this programme replaces all previous medicines management accreditations.

Fundamentals of Aseptics

This course is run by the Regional Technical Services team, please click here for dates and application form to apply. 

Pre and In Process Checking

University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust delivers the PIPC course, more information is available here

Practice Supervisor Accreditation

Applications are now closed for cohort 18. 

Other training providers

CPD Support
The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) is funded by Health Education England (HEE) to provide CPD opportunities for pharmacy professionals providing NHS services in England. CPPE offer a range of learning opportunities to help your development at all stages of your career and in all sectors of practice.

CPPE have introduced learning pathways to their website to support you in your journey as a pharmacy professional. You can access the pathways, learning resources and book on to workshops by visiting the website:

In collaboration with HEE, CPPE have developed the Consultation skills for pharmacy practice six-step learning development pathway, to support you to work towards the Consultation skills for pharmacy practice standards and deliver a patient-centred approach. These resources can be accessed via