Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician

This course helps facilitate an appropriate skill-mix that will enhance the pharmaceutical care of the patient and use the knowledge and skills of both technicians and pharmacists more effectively. The scope of the course is to accredit technicians to carry out the final accuracy check of dispensed items clinically screened by the pharmacist. It does not encompass aseptic dispensing, self checking of own dispensing or pre-packing. The framework is dependent upon Standard Operating Procedures being in place (for accuracy checking which define the scope of what both a learner and fully qualified ACPT can and cannot check against a clinically screened prescription).

Advanced Non-Medical Prescribing (V300)

Prepare to prescribe medicines from the British National Formulary (BNF) in your area of competence. With our Non-Medical Prescribing course, you’ll learn to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively as both an independent and supplementary prescriber.

Our CPD course is taught by blended learning, with some online and some campus teaching. You can choose to join us on campus in Chelmsford or Cambridge.

You'll already be a registered nurse, midwife, pharmacist, physiotherapist, paramedic, chiropodist, podiatrist, dietician, diagnostic or therapeutic radiographer, and this course may interest you because there is a recognised need for you to prescribe within your clinical practice.

On successful completion of this course, you can be annotated/registered with your Professional Body as an independent and supplementary prescriber* and you'll be qualified to prescribe medications within your field of competence.

The core teaching will involve an introduction to pharmacology and the generic aspects of prescribing. Although we don’t cover therapeutic indications, we’ll refer to common drugs throughout the module to demonstrate key pharmacological principals. The taught content will include:

In addition to the generic taught content you’ll have the opportunity to learn about medications specific to your specialist area of practice; through your clinical practice hours and six days of self-directed academic research.