Foundation Programme: General practice pharmacists

The General Practice Pharmacist Foundation Programme (GPPFP) [previously the Practice-based Pharmacist Foundation Programme] has been specifically developed to support pharmacists working within GP practice. The programme is a work-based programme consisting of live workshops, practice activities and the development of a portfolio to evidence developing competence against the 26 competencies within the RPS Foundation Pharmacy Framework. The programme aims to develop these competencies within the GP practice setting. Participation in the programme will also help individuals to develop skills in relation to portfolio development, thereby preparing them for the Independent Prescribing (IP) programme. As pharmacists working as general practice pharmacists have at least three years post-registration experience, it is anticipated that the majority of participants will complete the programme within 16-18 months.

Full information relating to the programme is available in the GPPFP handbook whilst the GPPFP portfolio user guide provides detailed information relating to the online portfolio. Detailed information and resources to support the practice activities associated with the programme are available here.

Last updated: 12th August 2020