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UKCPA Introduction to Pharmaceutical Care Course taking place on 20–21 February, in Manchester

The Introduction to Pharmaceutical Care Course is an intensive programme of workshops specially designed for:

  • Pre-registration pharmacy students in primary and secondary care.
  • Newly qualified pharmacists wanting a foundation course prior to starting a clinical diploma.
  • Pharmacists returning to practice who wish to update their clinical skills.
  • Overseas pharmacists new to clinical practice.

Skills covered include:

  • Consultation skills in pharmacy practice.
  • Medication review.
  • Providing information to patients and other healthcare workers.
  • Risk management in pharmacy practice.

After the success of the new Research Poster Support Session in 2014, we are delighted to announce we will be offering it again for 2015!  This session aims to provide hints, tips and suggestions for delegates drafting a research paper for future presentation as a poster at either the BPSA Annual Conference or UKCPA Symposium.  Attendees are asked to bring along their work (in progress) or pose questions to our experienced panel on Friday evening.

The UKCPA Introduction to Pharmaceutical Care has been designed to help participants extend their clinical knowledge and to develop the skills that underpin the delivery of pharmaceutical care. This course will be invaluable to all those who wish to provide patient-focused pharmaceutical care in either community or hospital practice.

A series of clinical workshops, led by experienced practitioners, will explore the role of the pharmacist in delivering pharmaceutical care. Each workshop will use clinical case studies to illustrate key issues from both community and hospital settings. The programme also builds on the GPhC syllabus for preregistration pharmacy trainees and is an ideal course for overseas pharmacists wishing to transfer their European skills and work within a pharmacy environment in the UK.

The workshop format relies on active participation by course members. In a workshop you learn by experience – skills can be practised in a supportive environment where patient safety is not compromised. Participants are encouraged to reflect on their experiences and use this to prepare their future career.

What previous delegates said about this course:
Very detailed and useful for new starters both from a hospital and community perspective
Good open forum for discussing pharmaceutical issues and learning from each other’s experiences
Absolutely excellent, I am really glad I came to the course. I think everything covered was really relevant and useful to daily practice. If you ran more courses suitable for pre-regs or newly qualified pharmacists I would definitely attend!’

The programme is available here:

To view the event introduction and contents page please see:

The RPS and the BPSA will also have stands at this event and will be able to answer any questions you may have about their activities/future plans during lunch and refreshment breaks.

Full registration fee:
Members £270
Non-members £340 (with FREE 1 year’s annual UKCPA membership)
Includes course fee, workbook, accommodation and refreshments and lunch on both days, but excludes evening meal*.

Non-residential fee:
Members £180
Non members £250 (with FREE 1 year’s annual UKCPA membership)
Includes course fee, workbook and refreshments and lunch on both days, but excludes evening meal*.

* An evening meal on Friday night can be booked separately at a cost of £20 per head.

To book, please use the online registration process:

For details on all UKCPA events, please visit:

The UKCPA utilises the skills and knowledge of experienced pharmacists and healthcare professionals to provide training in its popular workshop-based style and deliver key presentations on new developments and guidelines within the profession.

UKCPA events are suitable for primary care, community and hospital pharmacists, as well as other healthcare professionals.

For further details, please direct enquirers to the events page of the UKCPA website:, or to call 0116 2889889 and ask for Sharon Cherry.

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