Foundation Pharmacist Programme 2020/21
Health Education England (HEE) has provided funding for CPPE to deliver the Foundation Pharmacist Programme 2020/21 to support the 2019/20 cohort of pre-registration pharmacists. Provisionally registered pharmacists (PRPs) who work in community pharmacy are eligible and by enrolling onto the training, they may find it helps them with their preparations for the pre-registration examinations.
Click here for further details of the programme and the application process.
Those who do not complete the Foundation Training and fail the pre-registration examination may find they have to go through a completely new process to join the GPhC register in future.
The benefits of the Foundation Programme include:
- It is mapped to RPS Foundation Pharmacist outcomes.
- On completion, PRPs will potentially be ready to undertake Independent Prescribing (IP) training.
- IP qualification will significantly increase opportunities for role progression across multiple sectors of practice.
- The focus of the programme is on application to practice which might help them pass their pre-registration examination
- The topics covered include leadership, consultation skills, person-centred care and application of clinical knowledge and skills with evidence-informed decision making.
- There will be 1:1 support from CPPE supervisors throughout the programme.
- It will keep them in line with future pharmacy undergraduates who may complete foundation training instead of the pre-reg year and join the register as Independent Prescribers if GPhC reforms for initial education and training are realised.
- It will provide evidence of competence in the run up to the pre-reg exam and may prove useful should they fail and want to seek opportunities to continue with supervised work experience until they resit.
- Those who do not complete the Foundation Training and fail the exam may find they have to go through a completely new process to join the GPhC register in future.
Places are still available so provisionally registered pharmacists are advised to apply as soon as possible.