Pharmacist knowledge and skills requirements

Pharmacist knowledge and skills requirements

Before they are able to deliver the New Medicine Service (NMS), pharmacists must have the necessary skills and knowledge and are required to sign the NMS self-assessment form to declare this. The completed form should be kept as a record by the community pharmacy contractor.

NMS self-assessment form (Microsoft Word version to be completed electronically)

NMS self-assessment form (PDF version to be completed by hand)

Learning Materials

CPPE

The NMS programmes from the Centre of Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) are part of a range of learning materials which have been developed collaboratively by pharmacy organisations to support the introduction of the service. The learning materials consist of an open learning programme, a local solutions workshop and a CPPE e-learning video wall. All the materials have been designed to help you become a pharmacist leader in the setting up of NMS in your practice, offering consistently high levels of patient care.

New Medicine Service distance learning programme – This programme aims to provide you with an understanding of the purpose and scope of the service. On completing the programme you will be able to write a personal action plan to support you and your pharmacy team in delivering a patient-centred, effective NMS, as part of your day-to-day practice. This distance learning programme is essential pre-reading for the local solutions workshop.

New Medicine Service e-learning – This e-learning aims to provide you with an understanding of how the NMS should be delivered in a patient-centred, effective way as part of your day-to-day practice.

New Medicine Service local solutions workshop – This local solutions workshop can be used at a local level to provide training on the new service. The materials have been designed to help you become a pharmacist leader in the setting up of NMS in your practice, offering consistently high levels of patient care. This workshop is designed to familiarise you and your teams with the NMS. It aims to give you an opportunity to practise the skills necessary to deliver an effective service. If you want to run a workshop you can order workshop booklets by emailing info@cppe.ac.uk with your details, the number required and preferred delivery address.

CPPE has a range of other learning programmes on NMS, which can be accessed on the CPPE website.

Additional resources

Additional resources can be found on the Further NMS resources page on the PSNC website.



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