FP

Foundation Programme: Workshops

The GPPFP is underpinned by a series of workshops and case-based discussions to support the development of the required competencies. Pharmacists undertaking the programme should attend all of the workshops and may find it useful to record CPD cycles to document their learning and application of that learning to practice. Where these have been completed, CPD cycles should be uploaded to the portfolio and mapped to the relevant competence(s).

Aim

To initiate the development of practice-based pharmacists and highlight the competencies required to deliver the key activities associated with the role.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the Foundation Programme competence framework for practice-based pharmacists and how to evidence your developing competence;
  • Explain the structure of primary healthcare provision in Northern Ireland;
  • Describe the operating structure of the employing organisation;
  • Understand the key drivers for national and local service development and the need for new services;
  • Describe the key performance indicators associated with the role;
  • Identify and prioritise the key activities in which you will engage during your first few weeks in practice;
  • Begin to develop your competence as a practice-based pharmacist.
Workshop number Workshop Cohort 3 Cohort 4 Cohort 5
1a Understanding and working within the NHS Pre-recorded Pre-recorded Pre-recorded
1b Introduction to GPPFP 8th September 2020 21st October 2020 7th September 2021
2 Medicines reconciliation and review 8th October 2020 19th November 2020 7th October 2021
3a Interpreting lab tests in primary care 3rd November 2020 19th January 2021 4th November 2021
3b Portfolio learning and assessment 3rd November 2020 19th January 2021 4th November 2021
4a Governance and clinical audit 12th January 2021 25th February 2021 11th January 2022
4b Recording consultations and writing clinical notes 12th January 2021 25th February 2021 11th January 2022
5 Teamwork and effective communication 9th March 2021 20th April 2021 9th March 2022
6a Therapeutics A: Respiratory disease 13th May 2021 17th June 2021 12th May 2022
6b Portfolio learning 13th May 2021 17th June 2021 12th May 2022
7a Therapeutics B: Diabetes 21st June 2021 14th September 2021 21st June 2022
7b Quality improvement 21st June 2021 14th September 2021 21st June 2022
8 Basic clinical skills 11th November 2021

19th January 2022

20th January 2022
7th September 2022
9a Therapeutics C: Cardiovascular disease 4th October 2021 23rd November 2021 6th October 2022
9b Medicines review and reconciliation for patients with polypharmacy 4th October 2021 23rd November 2021 6th October 2022
10a Therapeutics D: Older people, frailty and polypharmacy 9th September 2021 14th October 2021 8th November 2022
10b Assessment preparation 9th September 2021 14th October 2021 8th November 2022
  Portfolio submission 31st January 2022 31st March 2022 31st January 2023

Last updated: 7th August 2018