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Forthcoming Events

Achieving Excellence in Pharmacy Education Friday 27 April 2018

Registration for this Event is now closed, for further details please contact the NES Conference Team on 0131 656 3215/3216/4378 or

Development of a Vocational Training Foundation Programme for Pharmacy Technicians

Workshop Leads:
Chair: Val Findlay, National Co-ordinator Pharmacy Support Staff Educational Development, NES
Arlene Turnbull, Pharmacy Technician, NHS Forth Valley and NES

This workshop will summarise the development of a Vocational Training Foundation Programme for Pharmacy Technicians in Scotland

Development of experiential learning in Scotland

Workshop Leads:

Chair: Dr Ailsa Power, Associate Postgraduate Pharmacy Dean, NES
Dr Anne Boyter, University of Strathclyde
Alyson Brown, Robert Gordon University
Heather Harrison, Principal Lead (Initial Education and Training for Pharmacists), NES
Gail Craig, Principal Lead (Pre-Registration Pharmacist Scheme (PRPS), NES
Fiona McMillan, Principal Lead (Vocational Training), NES

This workshop will update delegates on the progress of experiential learning in relation to undergraduate, pre-registration, and vocational training.

Pharmacy Teams Working in General Practice - interim review of the national evaluation

Workshop Leads:
Chair: Fiona Reid, Principal Lead (Prescribing and Clinical Skills), NES
Dr Catriona Matheson, Health Research Consultant
Professor Derek Stewart, Robert Gordon University
Dr Katie MacLure, Robert Gordon University

This workshop will explore some of the interim findings from the national evaluation currently being undertaken by the 2 Schools of Pharmacy in Scotland. Delegates will be invited to explore education and training requirements for this workforce.

GPhC: What’s new in relation to education

Workshop Leads:
Chair: Evelyn McPhail, Director of Pharmacy, NHS Fife
Lynsey Cleland, Director for Scotland, General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
Osama Ammar, Head of Revalidation, GPhC
Juliette Becuwe, Policy Officer, GPhC

This workshop will provide an update on anticipated GPhC developments in relation to new initial education and training standards, the introduction of revalidation and potential changes to prescribing supervision, and the impact on education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians.