NHS England are pleased to announce additional, fully funded educational supervision training for those supervising Pharmacy Trainees.

This training will ensure those involved in educational supervision, including Educational Supervisors (ESs), Designated Supervisors (DSs), and Designated Prescribing Practitioners (DPPs), are confident to provide support and developmental aid to Pharmacy Trainees across all sectors.

This training offer provides 250 places exclusively for prospective DPPs, in addition to 250 places for other educational supervisors, including DSs, (previously known as pre-reg tutors).

Sign up now for Educational Supervisor training for the pharmacy workforce which will be delivered by ProPharmace.

Who is eligible: 

  • Educational supervision programme – Pharmacy technicians and pharmacists who supervise trainees
  • DPP programme – independent prescribers who supervise foundation trainee pharmacists. Regulatory changes in 2019 mean that experienced independent prescribers of any profession can apply for DPP training to support pharmacists to become independent prescribers.

About the training: The training will be delivered flexibly to accommodate work schedules and will allow learners to develop their skills and knowledge around delivering educational supervision whilst keeping patient safety and person-centred care at the forefront. Online modules are split into bite-size lessons that last 20-30 minutes.

Modules in the Educational supervision programme cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to educational supervision
  • Facilitating Learning
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Assessing & Monitoring
  • Supporting trainees

Modules in the DPP programme cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to DPP supervision in pharmacy
  • Facilitating Learning
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Assessing & Monitoring
  • Developing as a DPP 

Assessments will include a choice of reflective account, multisource feedback, and peer observation of supervision skills.

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