Education and Training

  • Introduction to Paediatric Pharmaceutical Care
    This distance learning package has been produced by the Scottish Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (SNAPP), in conjunction with NHS Education for Scotland (NES). It has been written by members of SNAPP with contributions from other pharmacists in Great Britain. The content of the package has been based on level 1 competencies of the College of Pharmacy Faculty of Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacy (CPP FNPP)
    Click here to access the pack (2017 update) – members only
  • Foundation Paediatric Workbook
    This workbook is aimed at pre-registration pharmacists as well as qualified pharmacists who are new to paediatrics. The workbook is intended to complement a placement within paediatrics. Click here to preview a sample from the workbook. Click here to access the full pack – members only
  • Paediatric prescribing principles – eLearning
    This eLearning module on the RCPCH website (updated 2016) is for all paediatricians, from trainee to consultant, and any health professionals with a role in prescribing medication to children and young people.After completing the module, you will be able to:
    – describe the physiological changes that occur during childhood, which affect drug metabolism, including the impact of genetics and chronic diseases
    – explain what adverse drug reactions are, see some examples of when they may occur, and understand what to do if they are suspected
    – understand the principles of safe prescribing and drug administration including why errors may occur and methods to improve prescribing practice and patient safety.

    The course is self-paced and will take you no more than 1.5 hours to complete, spread over as long a period as convenient to you.

  • Masters Certificate of Professional Development in Medicines Use in Paediatrics and Neonates
    This course is aimed at health professionals (pharmacist, medical practitioner or nurse), registered with the relevant professional body in the UK, or with a professional body of similar standing to the UK regulator bodies. Students must be working in an environment that will provide sufficient access to paediatric or neonatal patients to provide opportunities to develop skills in applying knowledge to real-life cases and collect evidence for the professional practice portfolio. (Level 7, 20 credits). Click the links for full details
    Course details
    Course poster


  • NES Pharmacy
    NES (Pharmacy) provides an education and training programme, which includes face-to-face courses, distance learning, video conferencing, open learning opportunities and specially commissioned courses for hospital and community pharmacists working within the NHS in Scotland, by a number of different methods to allow maximum flexibility and contact.
  • CPPE programmes
    The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) is funded by the Department of Health to provide continuing education for registered, practising pharmacists and pharmacy technicians providing NHS services in England.
  • Professional Doctorate in Pharmacy
    This flexible programme is designed to be tailored to your needs and supports your professional development right up to consultant level practice. If you choose you can be awarded an MSc along the way. The programme is designed to support yours and your employer’s needs both now and in the future.
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