London and South East Pharmacy Programme for 2017

To support the development of best practice, we deliver a comprehensive training programme to meet the needs of NHS staff involved in the management of medicines in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. There has been lots of changes over the last six months with regards to the programmes we are delivering and how they are delivered. Please read more about each one below.

Pre-registration Education Programme Director/Leads Network Events

We organise and facilitate network events for both our Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technician EPDs/ Education Leads across LaSE. Dates for the next events are as follows and you should register to attend by completing our on-line form. We also facilitate Foundation Pharmacist EPD Meetings within KSS which do not require formal registration due to a much smaller network.

  • Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians Education Leads 15th November 2017
  • Pre-registration Pharmacist Education Leads 16th November 2017

Educational Supervisor Training

Educational Supervisor training is being delivered by The Pharmacy Training Company as a series of webinars and on-line learning. The second webinar is scheduled for 23rd August and the application deadline is 16th August. Further dates will be announced soon. 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.

Practice Supervisor Accreditation

Applications are now closed for cohort 18. 

Final Accuracy Checking of Dispensed Items

The procurement is now underway to contract with a new provider to deliver a training programme for pharmacy technicians to be final accuracy checkers of dispensed items.
All previous training either delivered locally in-house via the cluster model or regionally by us has now finished. 
Once we have procured a new provider this will be communicated to all our stakeholders and information accessible via this page. The first cohort should run in the Autumn.

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

This provision of this course is currently under review and more information will be available here in due course. 

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