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pharmacy studentsMay 23 2016

Community pharmacies in Scotland will be able to continue to apply for funding for staff development training during 2016-17.

Funding has been renewed, with the arrangements introduced in 2009 continuing now until March 31 2017. It means funding of up to £800 per contractor will be available to support training for the following:

  • Pharmacy Services Level 2 - NVQ/SVQ;
  • Pharmacy Services Level 3 -NVQ/SVQ;
  • Accredited Checking Technician - National Pharmacy Association Accuracy in Dispensing Training Module or equivalent;
  • SQA Higher National (HN) unit - Procedures for Pharmacy Dispensary Checking Technicians or equivalent.

To claim the funding, pharmacy contractors need to submit the claims form attached to NHS Circular PCA (P) (2016) 8 by January 21 2017. Submissions must include appropriate evidence “that a member of the claimant/contractor’s staff is about to commence, has commenced or has completed a listed course that was booked from 1 April 2016 onwards.”

Suitable documentary evidence will be one or more of the following:

  • a copy invoice of the cost of the training course
  • a letter of registration to the course signed by the training provider
  • a copy certificate of course completion.

Link:

SEHD NHS Circular PCA (P) (2016) 8            http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/pca/PCA2016(P)08.pdf

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