Forthcoming Events

Pharmacy Excellence in Education Conference Friday 05 May 2017

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

Initial Education and Training
Workshop Leads: Professor Alison Strath & Stephen Peddie

This workshop will provide delegates with the background to the project on initial education and training, that was conducted in 2016, and an update on the proposal by the Scottish Government for development of initial education and training for pharmacists. During this interactive workshop, delegates will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and discuss the next steps: the implementation of the new approach to initial education and training in Scotland.

Vocational Training
Workshop Leads: Dr Ailsa Power & Fiona McMillan

This workshop will summarise the development of a national VT Foundation framework for pharmacists in Scotland. During the workshop, delegates will hear about the process used to develop this framework, which will support the development of pharmacists in community, general practice and hospital sectors of practice. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how this will be applied in their place of work, and how it will align to other educational initiatives, such as the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Foundation Pharmacy Framework.

Transforming Primary Care
Workshop Lead: Fiona Reid & Fiona Stewart

This workshop will introduce the new NES learning pathway developed to support the recent increase in pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in general practice. This includes online courses, e-learning modules, boot camps and a competency framework. Delegates will have the opportunity to reflect on the progress made and to discuss the future education and training requirements of primary care teams in general practice.

Digital Developments to Support Pharmacy Education
Workshop Leads: Dr Leon Zlotos, David McColl & Colleagues from NES Digital

This workshop will introduce Turas; the new learning platform that has been developed by NES Digital. In 2017, NES Pharmacy we will use Turas to
manage and support pharmacy education through use of Training Programme Management, to manage pre-registration and vocational training placements, and a Portfolio application, to support trainees to collate evidence and feedback. In addition, Turas Learn (a new virtual learning environment) will gradually become the single place to access learning, undertake assessment and to book onto courses.

In this session we will demonstrate each application and we will capture the initial thoughts from delegates, in an interactive format.