Courses: Foundation Programme: Learning resources

The main focus of the Foundation Programme (FP) is on in-practice training and experiential learning in the workplace. This provides FP pharmacists with the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and experience in three core patient-facing areas (dispensary services, medicines optimisation (MO) and evidence based practice (EBP)), plus one additional optional area relevant to their area of practice (technical services – hospital, or public health - community / primary care). See below for some learning resources and other information to support each practice area.

Dispensary learning resources:

  1. Repeat Dispensing online course
  2. Controlled Drugs - Striking a Balance online course
  3. The Responsible Pharmacist online course

Dispensary references and useful links:

  1. The Interface Pharmacist Network Specialist Medicines (IPNSM) website
    (red/amber list of specialist medicines)
  2. Northern Ireland Clinical Pharmacy Standards
  3. Clinical check, a quick reference guide (Royal Pharmaceutical Society)
  4. NI Pharmacy Forum Clinical Check Guidance