NES recruiting pharmacists for VT Foundation Community Pharmacist Programme pilot


NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is recruiting a group of around 10 pharmacists to participate in the Vocational Training (VT) Foundation Community Pharmacist Programme pilot, which starts on September 1 this year.

The training is for pharmacists who:

  • Are working in community pharmacy.
  • Have not started/do not hold a prescribing qualification.
  • Have not previously completed foundation training in another sector.

The aim of the training is to:

  • Support career progression in community pharmacy.
  • Provide a structured training programme to enable participants to deliver pharmaceutical care to their full potential.

Successful applicants will follow a training framework that will help them develop at their own pace over 2–3 years. It will involve completion of the NHS eportfolio with evidence from everyday practice that demonstrates achievement of the tasks.

Participants will need to attend an induction morning to learn about the training programme, two one-day leadership courses, as well as an assessment session on completion of the programme.

NES will work closely with participants, providing support and guidance as required, and will monitor and evaluate the training provided as well as pharmacists’ perceptions of achievement of the programme competencies.

Registration for the pilot begins on June 1, and closes on June 21. Register your interest in the pilot here.

For more information, see the NES Pharmacy website.


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