Early career framework for community pharmacists in Scotland
The Scottish Government (SG) indicated their plan to establish a national community pharmacy early career framework, in circular PCA(P) 2020 (16)1
This framework would bring together the national post-registration foundation training programme for newly qualified pharmacists (currently provided by NES) and the independent prescriber course - creating a pathway to maximise expertise in medicines and, with the introduction of the new NHS Scotland Pharmacy First Plus service, the opportunity for pharmacists to further enhance patient care.
Community Pharmacy Scotland (CPS) and the Scottish Government (SG) have agreed to provide funding to support the establishment of the national community pharmacy early career framework.
The Post-Registration Foundation Training programme is an experiential learning programme, designed to develop confidence in pharmacy practice specific to Scotland, building on the skills and resilience established during undergraduate and pre-registration training years.
You can read more about the early career framework – what’s involved and what’s required in the Early Career Framework for Community Pharmacists in Scotland Communication
For more information please contact Fiona McMillan, Principal Lead firstname.lastname@example.org or
Gillian Allison, Senior Educator email@example.com
February, 22 2021