pre-reg pharmacy technicians

The Health Education England (HEE) has secured funding to further support growth of the pharmacy technician workforce in 2022/23.

This support is through expansion of pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician (PTPT) training capacity in community pharmacy or as part of a cross-sector integrated apprenticeship programme.

HEE will be holding two 90-minute webinars on Monday 27 2022. There will be a morning webinar (10-11.30am) and an evening webinar (7-8.30pm) for attendees to choose from.

Topics like- available funding; eligibility for funding; PTPT training programme requirements for employers; how to apply for this funding; and the support available from HEE for successful funding of applicants to develop their PTPT training programmes, will be covered during the webinars.

HEE is also hosting another webinar to provide an update on the Independent Prescribing (IP) for pharmacists training offer that they are developing for Autumn 2022.

The webinar will be held on Microsoft Teams and attendees can attend the webinar on Tuesday 5th July between 6-8pm; or Thursday 7th July, between 10am-12 noon.

The following topics will be covered during the webinar:

  • How to access HEE funded IP training across all regions in England;
  • Designated medical practitioner and designated prescribing practitioner information and guidance;
  • Progress and next steps for the Initial Education and Training Standards of Pharmacists reform and MPharm curriculum, which will enable pharmacists to be IPs at the point of registration by 2026; and
  • Support that is available from HEE regional and national teams.

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