Courses: Practice based pharmacist development programme: Practice activities

The main focus of the PBP development programme is on in-practice training and experiential learning in the workplace.  This provides pharmacists with the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and experience in a range of practice areas core to the role of a practice-based pharmacist, namely:

  • Understanding and working within the NHS
  • Medicines optimisation
  • Evidenced-based practice
  • Governance
  • Clinical assessment and management
  • Collaborative working

As part of this structured development programme, pharmacists will undertake practice activities to help them to develop, demonstrate and evidence their competence in each practice area.  See below for practice area-specific forms and information. Pharmacists should record CPD cycles using the PSNI’s online system and print and scan the document to upload to their portfolio.

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Understanding and working within the NHS

Practice activities Downloadable forms
Review of IT systems with Practice Manager Record a reflective record of your learning Reflective record
Record of a typical working day Record a reflective record of a typical working day outlining the tasks undertaken and the competence require Reflective record

Medicines optimisation

Practice activities Downloadable forms
FOUR Care Plans Each care plan to include medication review or medicines reconciliation and recommendations for prescribing/de-prescribing. One care plan to be recorded for each of these four clinical areas – CV, respiratory, diabetes and pain Pharmaceutical care plan document
Care plan reflective record Record a reflective record of your learning from documenting the care plans Reflective record
Elearning course ‘Reporting adverse incidents’ Access at www.nicpld.org and complete a CPD cycle in relation to your learning CPD cycle accessed via PSNI website
Clinical interventions Record FIVE significant clinical interventions Clinical interventions reflective record

Evidence-based practice

Practice activities Downloadable forms
Complete all clinical topics within the Medicines Learning Portal Access at www.medicineslearningportal.org and complete a CPD cycle(s) in relation to your learning CPD cycle(s) accessed via PSNI website
Elearning course ‘Answering medicines-related questions in practice’ Access at www.nicpld.org and complete a CPD cycle in relation to your learning CPD cycle accessed via PSNI website
Medicines related queries Record FIVE medicines related queries Medicines-related query reflective record

Governance

Practice activities Downloadable forms
Review of a critical incident Record a reflective record of a critical incident that has happened in your practice Critical incident reflective record
Audit Undertake an audit, present findings to colleagues, including an implementation plan for improvement. Record a reflective record of your learning. Reflective record
SOP Develop or review an SOP within your practice. Record a reflective record of your learning. Reflective record

Clinical assessment and management

Practice activities Downloadable forms
Elearning course ‘Consultation skills’ Access at www.nicpld.org and complete a CPD cycle in relating to your learning CPD cycle accessed via PSNI website

Collaborative working

Practice activities Downloadable forms
Collaborative working incidents Record TWO examples relating to change/decision making/risk assessment that demonstrate collaborative working. Record a reflective record of your learning. Reflective record
Staff education and training Deliver a training session to practice staff. Record a reflective record of your learning. Reflective record