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.
  • Paediatric Script
    SCRIPT is an eLearning programme to improve safety and competency among healthcare professionals around prescribing, therapeutics and medicines management. As of March 2020 SCRIPT has been made accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic to up-skill staff and support those returning to work.

    Medicine & Surgery, Paediatric, Nursing, Primary Care and Ambulance Service programmes are now freely accessible to anyone with an NHS.uk or NHS.net address
    Click here to access

 

  • Liverpool John Moores Unversity

    Students entering the programme must be a registered Pharmacist with the relevant professional body in the UK, or with a professional body recognised to be of similar standing to the UK regulator bodies. The competencies included in the module/programme have been chosen to be suitable to the following range of pharmacy practitioners:

    • Community Pharmacist with a paediatric interest
    • Primary care Pharmacist with a paediatric interest
    • Secondary care Pharmacist working with paediatric patients in a district general hospital Trust with previous limited (less than 1 year) paediatric exposure
    • Secondary care Pharmacist working with paediatric patients in a specialist paediatric trust with previous limited (less than 1 year) paediatric exposure

     

    Students entering the programme must be a registered Pharmacist with the relevant professional body in the UK, or with a professional body recognised to be of similar standing to the UK regulator bodies. Desirable pre-course requirements: Fundamentals to Paediatric Pharmacy Practice or equivalent qualification (SNAPP package: Introduction to Paediatric Pharmaceutical Care), or equivalent time (1 to 2 years) in a post with continuous paediatric care contact time.

    The competencies included in the module/programme have been chosen to be suitable to the following range of pharmacy practitioners:

    • Primary care Practice Pharmacist with a specialist paediatric interest
    • Secondary care Pharmacist working with paediatric patients in a district general hospital Trust with significant (more than 1 year) previous paediatric exposure

    Secondary care Pharmacist working with paediatric patients in a specialist paediatric trust with significant (more than 1 year) previous paediatric exposure

 

  • 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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