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Pharmacy technicians can further their accuracy checking knowledge and training with this programme from CPPE

The CPPE Accuracy checking pharmacy technician programme is a great opportunity for pharmacy technicians to upskill and develop the knowledge and skills needed to confirm the accuracy of dispensed items that have been clinically screened by a pharmacist.

This three- to 12-month training and development programme is available to pharmacy technicians working in any sector who are registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). The programme offers a blended learning approach and includes methods such as e-learning, practice-based activities and resources for self-directed study.

The benefits

The Accuracy checking pharmacy technician (ACPT) programme aims to develop pharmacy technicians’ leadership skills and support appropriate skill mix within pharmacy departments, as well as developing professional awareness of pharmacy practice.  

The programme has been designed to assure employers in each sector that pharmacy technicians who successfully complete the set learning and assessments are able to undertake an accuracy-checking role and have the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviours to deliver high-quality, consistent checks of medicines.

Trainees will learn how to supervise the work of others and contribute to their learning following identification of dispensing errors. ACPT trainees will also learn how to exercise their professional judgment to make decisions and prioritise work.

Funding is available for pharmacy technicians working in community pharmacy and health and justice in England and NHS hospitals in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Pharmacy technicians working in NHS hospitals outside of this region or in other sectors will need to be funded by their employer.




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