Welcome to the medicines optimisation training programme. The programme has been designed to facilitate the development of pharmacy technicians and other healthcare professionals (where appropriate) into delivering medicines optimisation services. The training programme is separated into three levels: Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. Within the levels, the medicines optimisation role is divided into units as follows:
Foundation – Unit 1.1 Manage Patient Medication
Intermediate – Unit 2.1 Medicines Reconciliation & Unit 2.2 Discharge Facilitation
Advanced – Unit 3.1 Clinical Prioritisation
The programme is open to NHS and non NHS organisations and has been designed to allow organisations to select units which apply to the trainee and service provision and also allow for service developments.
Foundation level unit 1.1 of the medicines optimisation training programme is open as a standalone unit for pharmacy support staff to manage patient’s medication requirements in a patient facing/clinical area.
PWDS has designed the following entry requirements to ensure that trainees have sufficient experience in order to accept responsibility of the role.
Trainees must meet the following entry criteria:
This programme is for Assistant Technical Officers or Senior Assistant Technical Officers.
The programme comprises of:
Programme cost includes:
Trainees and educational supervisors are also able to access ongoing programme support by a PWDS programme support officer (PSO).
The programme has been designed to facilitate the development of pharmacy assistants into delivering medicines optimisation services.
The aim of the programme is to prepare trainees for a patient-facing role by:
Learning Pathways and Portfolio Documents
Trainees will be provided with a learning pathway (LP) on acceptance onto the programme that is bespoke to the trainee’s application and route into the programme. The learning pathway combines all the training resources and programme templates necessary to complete the training programme. Please contact the training programme director if you have any difficulties or questions regarding the learning pathway.
Self-directed learning, Local interview
Evidence collection and e-portfolio assessment, local assessment in practice by educational supervisor, Local summative assessment interview
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