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Funding for PWDS Pharmacy Medicines Optimisation Training Programme – Advanced Unit 3 in Clinical Prioritisation

Unit 3 of the PWDS Pharmacy Medicines Optimisation Training Programme aims to provide training and assessment that will equip pharmacy technicians with the required knowledge and skills to be able to accurately and efficiently prioritise patients who require further clinical input regarding their medicines and to communicate this effectively. We have experience of trainees undertaking the programme in various settings and specialties including the acute sector, mental health and community hospitals.

PWDS are pleased to announce that we have some continued funding to offer unit 3 (clinical prioritisation) training programme as FULLY FUNDED to trainees in the HEE South Geography for pharmacy i.e. South West, Thames Valley, Hampshire/Isle of Wight, and Wessex at the next cohort scheduled to start in September 2022.

If you are located in an area where this funding has been approved then I urge you to take advantage of this FULLY FUNDED training opportunity or support a pharmacy technician to develop this skill set and support the clinical pharmacy team.

We have some feedback from trainees and educational supervisors who have experienced/competed this training programme. Here’s what they said…..

‘………At last we have been given the opportunity to learn and use clinical skills. The course pushes the pharmacy technician even further in their learning. It was useful to study within the working environment based on real events, so learning could be demonstrated in practice. This course is informative and enjoyable. A positive step forward.’

HM, Acute Trust
‘……The clinical prioritisation role is excellent, it reduces the number of patients that I need to see & flags potential clinical problems in those patients that I would need to focus my time with’

SG, Acute Trust

Trainees from outside of the HEE South geography are still welcome to apply for this course at the cost of £295.00 per trainee

Trainees must have completed Module 4 of the old SW MM programme (Medicines Reconciliation) or Unit 2.1 (Medicines Reconciliation) – or equivalent​ and be operational in this role for 12 months as a pre-requisite to the advanced unit. Trainees falling outside of these criteria will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

All trainees will be expected to attend a programme induction which will be delivered virtually. Trainee registration will secure a place at the induction course and will allow the trainee to commence and upload the underpinning knowledge requirements which all trainees need to complete prior to induction course attendance.

Trainees should apply online via the website at here

Further details about the training programme can be found here

We look forward to welcoming applications!

If you have any further questions please contact: Kate Postle (Unit 3 Training Programme Director) at kate.postle@nhs.net email PWDS at PWDS@uhbw.nhs.uk

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