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COVID-19

Information for the Pharmacy Workforce

PWDS has worked with HEE and other partners to provide a system-wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are working with our key stakeholders to support pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, trainees and the wider pharmacy workforce respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the NHS mobilises to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working in partnership across the system to provide:

  • Guidance for pre-registration pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with their studies and next steps
  • Support for trainees on PWDS accreditation programmes, including converting our programmes to virtual delivery models and assessments
  • Links to pharmacy materials to aid learning and up-skilling via the e-Learning for Health coronavirus programme
  • Links to workforce planning advice and support
  • Links to support the pharmacy workforce with mental wellbeing resources to enable them to look after themselves and others

Resources

PWDS Accreditations Guidance

Guidance for checking programmes ACPT, PIPC and PAAP

Guidance for PWDS Pharmacy Medicine Optimisation Training Programme

Assessment Guidance for PWDS Pharmacy Medicines Optimisation Training Programme Trainees

Assessment Guidance for PWDS GP Pharmacy Technician Medicines Optimisation Training Programme Trainees

Trainee Pharmacists – PWDS/HEE South Training Scheme

Trainee pharmacists undertaking the PWDS/HEE South training scheme – please see the HEE South VLE for more covid-19 support information https://southvle.hee.nhs.uk/ 

Mental health and wellbeing resources: Pre-registration pharmacists and pharmacy technician trainees

Useful Links

Links to previously published letters and statements – This content covers the period March 2020-September 2020. More recent useful links are available above

PWDS Guidance for Pre-registration Pharmacists

Guidance for Pre-registration Pharmacy Technicians (PTPT)

Guidance: The redeployment of pre-registration pharmacists to Nightingale Hospitals – April 2020

Guidance for pre-registration trainee pharmacists and pharmacy technicians – March 2020

Response to GPhC’s statement postponing pre-registration pharmacist assessments – March 2020

Guidance: Facilitating deployment of pharmacy undergraduate students to support the pharmacy workforce – April 2020 

HEE Letter: Register with the IFPP – 17 August 2020

HEE Letter: Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme (IFPP) – 28 July 2020

HEE and NHSE&I Letter: Pharmacist Education and Training Reform – 23 July 2020

A guide to pharmacy learning and professional development during the COVID-19 pandemic – 4 June

HEE press release: GPhC provisional registration – 22 May 2020

National Pre-Registration Pharmacist Recruitment: MMIs Cancelled – Message and guidance for pharmacy students – 18 May 2020

National Pre-Registration Pharmacist Recruitment: MMIs Cancelled – Message and guidance for employers – 18 May 2020

Integrated Urgent Care Clinical Assessment Service (IUC CAS) pharmacist programme

Guidance: The redeployment of pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians to Nightingale Hospitals – 27 April 2020

Guidance: Facilitating deployment of pharmacy undergraduate students to support the pharmacy workforce – April

Response to GPhC’s statement postponing pre-registration pharmacist assessments – March 2020

Guidance for pre-registration trainee pharmacists and pharmacy technicians – March 2020