Pharmacy Learner Engagement: Understanding Views on Education and Training.

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Research Project Agreement [RPA]

Description

The landscape of pharmacy practice in England is changing. A number of recent publications such as the NHS Long Term Plan have proposed changes to the way that pharmacy professionals work.

Many of these changes encourage pharmacists, in particular, to spend time on clinical activities, thus also impacting pharmacy technician roles and responsibilities. These changes in practice are also taking place against a backdrop of reforms to pharmacy education.

In order for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to be equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to provide more clinical, patient-centred care, it is essential to ensure that the education and training of these groups of professionals is fit for purpose.

Aims and objectives

The aim of the pharmacy learner engagement research was to review the current model of pharmacy workforce education and training and establish pharmacy professionals’ views on preparedness for future roles.

The objectives of the research were to: (a) establish views on pre- and post-registration
education and training from the pharmacy workforce, and (b) to determine how prepared pharmacy professionals felt regarding future roles.
Short titleR:KCD SILJ1
Effective start/end date15/11/1821/05/19