This information relates to the following PWDS programmes/schemes:
As registered pharmacy technicians who have successfully completed one or more of the programmes/schemes above, there is no legal or regulatory requirement to re-accredit every 2 years once qualified.
Ongoing fitness to practice in these roles is assured through the registrants professional responsibility to maintain their competence. With the changes to GPhC revalidation framework this can be achieved via the annual revalidation cycle.
With effect from 1st September 2018 it will no longer be necessary for accredited pharmacy technicians to undertake the current reaccreditation process.
In order to demonstrate ongoing competence we recommend that pharmacy technicians accredited in any of the above mentioned programmes/schemes …….
Please note: This change to the reaccreditation process is only applicable for registered pharmacy technicians. Non registered pharmacy staff who hold SW accreditations will still be required to undertake reaccreditation using the toolkits provided above.
For further information please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Carter,Training Programme Director PWDS PMOTP – Advanced Unit 3