FP

Foundation Programme: Practice activities

The main focus of the GPPFP 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 general practice pharmacist, namely:

  • Understanding and working within the NHS
  • Medicines optimisation
  • Governance, clinical audit and quality improvement
  • Collaborative working
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Clinical assessment and management

During the course of the foundation programme, pharmacists will undertake practice activities to develop, demonstrate and evidence their competence in relation to the RPS Foundation Pharmacy Framework. Please see below for practice area-specific activities, the evidence required and the associated documentation.

In recording evidence to upload to a portfolio, pharmacists must ensure that the work is original and authentic. As such, pharmacists are required to sign each piece of evidence as an assurance of the originality and authenticity of their work.



Practice Activities/Distance Learning Activities Evidence Required Downloadable Forms
Review of IT systems with a relevant member of the practice team Record a reflective record of your learning. Reflective record
Record a typical working day outlining the tasks undertaken and the competence required Record a reflective record of your learning. Reflective record
Evaluation of service - demonstrate how daily professional activities impact on achieving required KPIs Record a reflective record of your learning. Reflective record

Practice Activities/Distance Learning Activities Evidence Required Downloadable Forms
Clinically significant interventions (n=10) Record a reflective record for each intervention. Clinical intervention reflective record
Medication review (n=6) - at least one for each therapeutic area (i.e. Respiratory, Diabetes, CVD and Older People)
At least two of these reviews will be observed by ES
Complete a medication review form for each review. Medication review form
Observed medication review (minimum of 2) to be completed by ES. Observed medication review
Record one reflective record in relation to your learning about medication reviews. Reflective record
Medicines reconciliation at transfer of care (n=6) - at least one for each therapeutic area (i.e. Respiratory, Diabetes, CVD and Older People)
At least two of these reviews will be observed by ES
Complete a medicines reconciliation form for each review. Medicines reconciliation form
Observed medication review (minimum of 2) to be completed by ES. Observed medicines reconciliation
Record one reflective record in relation to your learning about medicines reconciliation. Reflective record
NICPLD elearning course - Electrolytes, liver and kidney function tests Record evidence of your learning using the CPD cycle template and include your MCQ score. CPD cycle
NICPLD elearning course - Erythrocytes Record evidence of your learning using the CPD cycle template and include your MCQ score. CPD cycle
NICPLD elearning course - Reporting adverse incidents Record evidence of your learning using the CPD cycle template and include your MCQ score. CPD cycle

Practice Activities/Distance Learning Activities Evidence Required 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
Undertake an audit and recommend a plan for improvement. Audit to be presented to colleagues. Upload your presentation slides as evidence to your portfolio. Upload slides/notes to portfolio
Record a reflective record in relation to your learning about audit. Reflective record
Audit presentation assessment form to be completed by ES / suitable colleague. Audit presentation assessment form
Audit checklist and audit resource pack available for download. Audit checklist
Audit Resource Pack
Develop or review a protocol within practice Upload the protocol as evidence to your portfolio. Upload protocol to portfolio
Record a reflective record in relation to your learning about the protocol development/review process. Reflective record
Review The Yellow Card Scheme: guidance for healthcare professionals, patients and the public Record a CPD cycle in relation to your learning. CPD cycle
Completed a Yellow Card for exemplar patient discussed at workshop. Upload a completed Yellow Card to portfolio

Practice Activities/Distance Learning Activities Evidence Required Downloadable Forms
Record incidents within practice relating to change, decision making, risk assessment that demonstrate collaborative working (n=2) Record a reflective record for each incident. Reflective record
Review own performance and role in practice team Record a reflective record relating to your role and performance. Reflective record
Deliver a training session to colleagues Upload your presentation slides/notes as evidence to your portfolio. Upload slides/notes to portfolio
Record a reflective record relating to about the delivery of a training session. Training reflective record

Practice Activities/Distance Learning Activities Evidence Required Downloadable Forms
Medicines-related queries (n=5) Record a reflective record for each medicines-related query. Medicines-related query reflective record
NICPLD elearning course - Answering medicines-related questions in practice Record evidence of your learning using the CPD cycle template and include your MCQ score. CPD cycle

Practice Activities/Distance Learning Activities Evidence Required Downloadable Forms
Basic clinical skills learning Record a reflective record of your learning from the basic clinical skills workshop. Basic clinical skills reflective record
NICPLD elearning course - Consultation skills Record evidence of your learning using the CPD cycle template and include your MCQ score. CPD cycle

Last updated: 12th August 2020