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Pre-Reg Essential Resources / Documents

Pre-registration Manual

The manual provides an overview of pre-registration training and the GPhC requirements for the training year.

It sets out the performance standards against which your competencies will be measured during the training year. These performance standards describe what you must be able to do and how you must behave in order to gain entry to the GPhC register.

The manual also contains the syllabus for the registration assessment.

Source: pharmacyregulation.org
Pharmacy Resource: Manual
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Registration assessment 2016 changes

Registration assessment 2016: the changes

GPhC head of education, explains the changes to the registration assessment starting in 2016.

Registration assessment 2016: more detail about part one

GPhC's assessment writing manager, explains the changes to part one of the assessment.

Registration assement 2016: more details on part two

GPhC's assessment writing manager, explains the changes to part two of the assessment.

Source: pharmacyregulation.org
Pharmacy Resource: Videos
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Learning Points

After each sitting of the registration assessment, the Board of Assessors reflects on how pre-registration trainees have performed in each of the questions. Sometimes it is apparent that specific topics from the assessment syllabus have been difficult for trainees in that sitting. As a result, the Board of Assessors has introduced learning points that relate to these topics, in particular where a lack of knowledge and understanding in practice could lead to patient harm.

Learning points from 2016 sittings

Learning points from 2015 sittings

Learning points from 2014 sittings

Learning points from 2013 sittings

Source: pharmacyregulation.org
Pharmacy Resource: Learning Points
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Registration Assessment Sittings 2016 Part 1

Questions 1 to 10 are calculation question examples from part 1 of the registration assessment.

Registration Assessment Sittings 2016 Part 2

Questions 1 to 10 are examples of single best answer type questions (SBA). Questions 11 to 15 are examples of extended matching questions (EMQ)

Source: pharmacyregulation.org
Pharmacy Resource: Practice Questions
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CPPE
How to use the BNF

In this learning programme you will explore the main changes in structure to the BNF website, the latest BNF app and the latest edition of the book.

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • select an appropriate choice of treatment for the management of a condition, taking into account contraindications and cautions
  • determine the appropriate dose for a specific indication and patient group
  • find information about the unlicensed use of a drug
  • find information about a specific preparation and any relevant patient and carer advice
  • find pre-treatment screening before starting a medicine and the appropriate monitoring requirements of a medicine for different indications
  • find information to make an appropriate choice of treatment for the management of a condition, taking into account allergy information and interactions between drugs.
Source: cppe.ac.uk
Pharmacy Resource: CE / CPD / Learning
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CPPE
What’s new in BNF 72?

Do you want to know how new recommendations and information in the BNF will affect your clinical practice? This programme contains ten case studies that help you keep up to date with recent changes in the BNF.

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • locate information on changes in the latest BNF
  • identify situations in the healthcare setting where the management of a patient is affected by these changes
  • recommend appropriate courses of action based on what you know about a patient and the latest information in the BNF.
Source: cppe.ac.uk
Pharmacy Resource: CE / CPD / Learning
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Medicines & Medical Devices Regulation: What you need to know

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is a government body which was set up in 2003 to bring together the functions of the Medicines Control Agency (MCA) and the Medical Devices Agency (MDA).

Source: webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Publication
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CPPE
Common clinical conditions and minor ailments

This programme will help to update your knowledge and skills on the common clinical conditions and minor ailments that present themselves in community pharmacy. It contains practical tips and advice on how to identify, recognise and manage minor ailments.

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • identify the common minor ailments that present themselves in community pharmacy
  • recognise, manage and advise on the signs and symptoms of minor ailments
  • identify danger signs and symptoms, know how to manage these and when to refer patients
  • offer advice, support and evidence-based over-the-counter treatment to patients with minor ailments
  • know where to find relevant information and resources on minor ailments.
Source: cppe.ac.uk
Pharmacy Resource: CE / CPD / Learning
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Proprietary Association of Great Britain Medicines Advertising Codes

Codes of practice for advertising over-the-counter medicines which are subject to a marketing authorisation or traditional herbal medicines registration.

The PAGB Medicines Advertising Codes are the primary means of self-regulation for over-the-counter medicines advertising. To help ensure that this advertising is responsible, PAGB publishes two Codes of Advertising Practice. One focuses on advertising directed at consumers while the other relates to advertising aimed at persons qualified to prescribe and supply (PQPS), and people working for them.

Source: pagb.co.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Advertising Codes
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS)

Welcome to the NICE CKS service which provides primary care practitioners with a readily accessible summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of over 330 common and/or significant primary care presentations.

The service is being regularly maintained and upgraded as and when significant new evidence emerges. More than 65 topics will be updated and up to 10 new topics will be added each year.

Source: cks.nice.org.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Various
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Evidence Search

NICE Evidence Services are a suite of services that provide internet access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice. The services cover health, social care and public health evidence.

Source: evidence.nhs.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Search Engine
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MeReC Publications

MeReC was established in 1990 and produces several publications: MeReC Bulletin, MeReC Extra, MeReC Monthly and MeReC Rapid Review. Publications and related resources are freely available on our website.

MeReC publications are high quality resources useful to a wide range of healthcare professionals. They provide concise, evidence-based information about medicines and prescribing-related issues.

Source: webarchive.org.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Archived Publications
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.

Our guidance can be used by the NHS, local authorities, employers, voluntary groups and anyone else involved in delivering care or promoting wellbeing.

Explore NICE guidance, quality standards and advice by category to find a topic, or choose a list organised by date or title.

Source: nice.org.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Guidance
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Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) Guidelines

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. SIGN guidelines are derived from a systematic review of the scientific literature and are designed as a vehicle for accelerating the translation of new knowledge into action to meet our aim of reducing variations in practice, and improving patient-important outcomes.

Source: sign.ac.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Guidelines
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theLearningpharmacy.com

theLearningpharmacy.com is a fun and interactive online learning environment for the whole pharmacy team. It offers bite-sized learning activities to help the community pharmacy team develop together to deliver better outcomes for patients.

Each learning activity is linked to one of 10 community pharmacy scenarios which appear as ‘hotspots’ on theLearningpharmacy.com floor plan.

Learning topics

Antibacterials
Cancer
Child health
Coeliac disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Dermentia
Depression
Dermatology
Neurology
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Palliative care
Sexual health
Smoking
Substance misuse
Type 2 diabetes

Source: thelearningpharmacy.com
Pharmacy Resource: Online Learning Activities
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The Health and Care System Explained

The new health and care system becomes fully operational from 1 April to deliver the ambitions set out in the Health and Social Care Act. NHS England, Public Health England, the NHS Trust Development Authority and Health Education England will take on their full range of responsibilities.

Locally, clinical commissioning groups – made up of doctors, nurses and other professionals – will buy services for patients, while local councils formally take on their new roles in promoting public health. Health and wellbeing boards will bring together local organisations to work in partnership and Healthwatch will provide a powerful voice for patients and local communities.

Source: gov.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Guidance
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Understanding The New NHS

An updated guide on the structure and function of the NHS, taking into account the changes of the Health and Social Care Act 2012

This guide is for everyone working and training within the NHS.

Source: england.nhs.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Guide
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The NHS in England

Read about the NHS as an organisation, learn about its values

  • About the NHS
  • NHS structure
  • NHS authorities and trusts
  • NHS core principles
Source: nhs.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Various
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Who regulates health and social care professionals?

Health and social care professionals who work in the UK must be registered with one of the 12 regulators listed in this leaflet.

Source: gmc-uk.org
Pharmacy Resource: Leaflet
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The GP practice - a guide for community pharmacists and pharmacy staff

Developed jointly by NHS Employers, the British Medical Association's General Practitioners Committee (GPC) and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) in 2010, this guide was updated in 2013, following changes to commissioning structures.

A guide to general practice for community pharmacists, pharmacy staff and other healthcare professionals. Covers areas including training, staff, services and funding.

The community pharmacy - a guide for general practitioners and practice staff

This guide aims to support general practitioners (GPs) and community pharmacists in developing more effective working relationships and in turn, improve primary care services for patients.

It covers key areas such as funding arrangements for pharmacies, the impact of prescribing policies and the range of clinical and administrative functions that community pharmacies currently provide.

Source: nhsemployers.org
Pharmacy Resource: Guides
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Improving Communication Between Community Pharmacy and General Practice

A joint initiative from the General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association and the National Pharmacy Association

The General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association and the National Pharmacy Association have produced this workbook to help GPs and community pharmacists manage their day-to-day interactions in such a way as to maximize efficiency and ensure a safe and effective service to patients.

Source: bma.org.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Workbook
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Developing pharmacy practice
A focus on patient care

This introductory handbook sets out a new paradigm for pharmacy practice. Its aim is to guide pharmacy educators in pharmacy practice, to educate pharmacy students and to guide pharmacists in practice to update their skills. The handbook, which brings together practical tools and knowledge, has been written in response to a need to define, develop and generate global understanding of pharmaceutical care at all levels.

Source: who.int
Pharmacy Resource: Handbook
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Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Update and way forward

The White Paper Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our strategy for public health in England set out a bold vision for a reformed public health system in England. This policy statement sets out the progress we have made in developing that vision and identifies those issues where further development is needed, and a timeline for this work.

Our Health and Well-Being Today

This document accompanies the Public Health White Paper, Healthy Lives, Healthy People, and is a review of the evidence on the health and wellbeing of people in England today. It has informed the Government’s new approach and the proposed outcomes framework for public health.

Source: gov.uk
Pharmacy Resource: White Paper and Document
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Public Health England Bulletin

PHE bulletin provides public health news and information to local authorities, public health professionals and anyone interested in the work of Public Health England.

Source: gov.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Bulletins
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Medicines reconciliation

Medicines reconciliation is an important practice that all healthcare organisations that admit adult inpatients should have policies in place for. Identifying the most accurate list of a patient’s medicines (including name, dosage, frequency, and route) is correct will enable any discrepancies to be recognised and changes documented, thereby resulting in complete list of medications, accurately communicated.

Source: webarchive.org.uk
Pharmacy Resource: e-Learning
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electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC)

The electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) contains up to date, easily accessible information about medicines licensed for use in the UK.

Source: medicines.org.uk
Pharmacy Resource: SPCs (Summary of Product Characteristics) and PILs (Patient Information Leaflets)
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Guidance on Yellow Card Reporting

Guidance on Yellow Card reporting for healthcare professionals

Source: yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Guidance
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Drug Safety Update
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Source: gov.uk/mhra
Pharmacy Resource: Publication
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Pharmacovigilance – identifying and reporting adverse drug reactions: in association with the MHRA

After completing this module you should:

  • Understand the importance of continuous monitoring for adverse drug effects
  • Know which type of situations should trigger a report through the Yellow Card scheme
  • Be able to fill out a Yellow Card correctly
  • Understand the importance of the information requested in a Yellow Card
  • Know where to find up-to-date information on adverse effects of drugs
  • Be able to use up-to-date information on adverse drug effects to make safe prescribing choices
Source: learning.bmj.com
Pharmacy Resource: Module
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Adverse Drug Reactions e-Modules

This resource is about Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs), their incidence and public health implications. It explains the different classifications of ADRs and drug allergies, how to identify if a patient is experiencing an ADR and subsequent management. It identifies specific risk factors for developing ADRs and strategies to help minimise their development. It also highlights the importance of pharmacovigilance and Yellow Card reporting. There are six modules.

This resource has been developed by NES and Yellow Card Centre Scotland (Centre for Adverse Reactions to Drugs Scotland).

Source: knowledge.scot.nhs.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Modules
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Central Alerting System

The Central Alerting System (CAS) is a web-based cascading system for issuing patient safety alerts, important public health messages and other safety critical information and guidance to the NHS and others, including independent providers of health and social care.

Alerts available on the CAS website include safety alerts, CMO messages, drug alerts, Dear Doctor letters and Medical Device Alerts.

Source: cas.dh.gov.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Central Alerting System
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The 'Never Events' List 2012 to 2013

The ‘never events’ list has been updated with minor amendments to two of the never event definitions.

Source: gov.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Publications
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Medical Dictionary: MedlinePlus

Source: nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
Pharmacy Resource: Dictionary
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Medical Dictionary

Our comprehensive free online medical dictionary is powered by Stedman's.

Source: medilexicon.com
Pharmacy Resource: Dictionary
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Drug names that look & sound alike

Listed below are some drug names that can look and/or sound alike. Some are dangerously close, whereas others require incomplete prescribing information, poor communication skills, poor listening, and/or a lack of knowledge about the drugs for an error to result.

Source: derbyhospitals.nhs.uk
Pharmacy Resource: List
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Patient Safety
Glossary of Terms

Source: fip.org
Pharmacy Resource: Glossary
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A–Z of medicines research

The primary purpose of the A to Z was to provide an accessible, easy-to-use survey of current research in the pharmaceutical industry operating in Great Britain and overseas in 2007. It is structured so as to be understandable to the non-specialist, and to act as a source of general information for everyone with a personal or professional interest in healthcare.

Source: abpi.org.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Publication
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