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NES Co-ordinated Modular Programme

Modular training programmes offer a range of hospital experience, community experience and sector specific experience adding an element of specialism in a programme plan that consists of three work placement blocks, each with specified learning outcomes.

 

Pre-Registration Pharmacist Scheme (PRPS) 2019-2020
NES co-ordinated modular Pre-Registration Training Programme
Information on the modular programme

What is the NES co-ordinated modular programme?

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) works with several training providers to offer modular pre registration pharmacist training programmes for one year.
Modular training programmes offer a range of hospital experience, community experience and sector specific experience adding an element of specialism in a programme plan that consists of three work placement blocks, each with specified learning outcomes.
The programmes for the community and hospital blocks are drawn from the PRPS programme framework which has been approved by the GPhC. The trainee will focus on developing patient-centred clinical skills including communication, provision of drug therapy with the goal of achieving good therapeutic outcomes and provision of relevant, evidenced based information and advice to patients in both the hospital and community setting. The work placement blocks typically consist of community practice for 6 months, hospital practice for 4 months and the sector specific block of 2 months. The full list of proposed modular programmes available for the 2019-2020 pre- reg training year is shown here.
Candidates will need to be prepared to be allocated to any modular programme, but we will match to candidates' preferred programmes in an order based on the score they achieve if successful in the PRPS recruitment process.

Who would this programme be for?

The modular training format will appeal to candidates who would enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team, who are interested in developing their skills and knowledge of different pharmacy specialties, and in gaining experience of delivering direct patient care in different sectors of practice. Candidates need to be flexible and willing to work across different sites.

How to apply

Candidates who are interested in being considered for the modular programme during the 2018 recruitment process for the 2019-2020 training year should complete the application here.

Applications open on the 22nd March 2018 and close at midnight on 12th April 2018.

Candidates will be informed whether they have been shortlisted or not to attend for interview by 4th May 2018 to the contact email they supplied. Please also check your junk mail to ensure the NES email has not been considered as spam.

Successful candidates will be invited to attend Modular Pre Registration Training Programme Preference List interviews. Please note these interviews are purely for selection for the modular programme preference list and do not replace the PRPS Assessment Centre process. Regardless of whether applicants are successful in obtaining modular training programme preference list status they will still have to go through the NES PRPS recruitment and matching process.

The date and venue for this event is the 29th May 2018 at Perth Royal Infirmary, Taymount Terrace, Perth PH1 1NX.

This recruitment event will be supported by the training providers involved in the programmes including current tutors and trainees where possible. This will give you an opportunity to find out more about the modular pre-registration training programme, meet the training providers, find out more about what their placements have to offer and ask any questions you may have about the programme. You will take part in a round robin interview with panels made up of the training providers during this event. Attendance at the event if shortlisted is compulsory to be considered for inclusion in the modular programme preference list.

If you wish to find out any more about the programme, please contact Heather.Harrison@nes.scot.nhs.uk at NES Pharmacy or on 0141 223 1613