Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician Programme 2019 NEW

The South West Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) programme is managed by Pharmacy Workforce Development South (PWDS). The programme is available across the South West, Wessex and Thames Valley regions.

The programme has been developed in line with the Nationally Recognised Competency Framework for Pharmacy Technicians in order to provide the training and assessment of pharmacy technicians who have been delegated the task of the final accuracy check of dispensed items under the supervision of a pharmacist. 

Entry Criteria for pharmacy technicians:

  • Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Nomination from their chief pharmacist (or designated deputy) to confirm that they are a suitable person for the role
  • Demonstration of qualities and behaviours that are necessary to perform the ACPT role,  including  professionalism, accountability, accuracy, and effective communication skills
  • Demonstration of a good working knowledge of local SOPs, 6 months dispensing experience in current dispensary within the past 12 months prior to commencing the training programme
  • A named Educational Supervisor based within the trainee’s trust who is an accredited ACPT or has equivalent experience at the practice base to be acknowledged as occupationally competent or appropriately experienced pharmacist 
  • Certificate of completion of the South West Dispensing Accuracy Assessment

NB: There should be no more than three attempts at any one time in completing the dispensing accuracy logs. If unsuccessful on the third attempt then a period of reflection and dispensing re-training should be completed (according to local SOPs and risk management strategies) before undertaking the Dispensing Accuracy Assessment again.

PWDS has designed the entry requirements to ensure that the trainee ACPT has sufficient experience as a pharmacy technician and has developed attributes and attitudes to accept responsibility of the role.

The programme consists of the following;

  • Pre evidence collection activities to develop the trainee’s understanding of their accuracy checking role
  • In-house evidence collection
  • Attendance at a regional Practice Development Day which will include the ACPT exam
  • Local assessment interview
  • Regional e-portfolio assessment

The programme handbook gives further details about the structure and contents of the programme and assessment process. The handbook (version 13.1 April 2019) can be accessed from this site, or is available in the file library of the e-portfolio.


Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician Programme Application

Please click the application button below to apply for the ACPT Programme. Once you have received your acceptance email and login details for the programme, please apply for a Practice Development Day (date and location) that is most suitable for you.

Note: Your ACPT exam will be included on the Practice Development Day; you are able to take your exam at any point during your evidence collection, however you may wish to discuss which will be the best date for you with your educational supervisor before applying.

ACPT Practice Development Day – Online

Please only apply for a Practice Development Day (PDD) if you have received confirmation that you have been accepted onto the ACPT programme.
Note: If you have not already done so application for PDD will trigger a mock and final ACPT exam to be sent out to your Educational Supervisor which should be undertaken within three weeks of receipt; you are able to apply for PDD and take your exam at any point during your evidence collection, however you may wish to discuss this with your Educational Supervisor before applying for PDD.

ACPT and PIPC Practice Development Day, Cullompton

Please only apply for a Practice Development Day if you are completing the new version of the ACPT programme and have received confirmation that you have been accepted onto the programme.

Note: Your ACPT exam will be included on the Practice Development Day; you are able to take your exam at any point during your evidence collection, however you may wish to discuss which will be the best date for you with your educational supervisor before applying.

If you have attended an ACPT induction you will be completing the previous version of the programme and will need to book onto an assessment day here .

ACPT and PIPC Practice Development Day, Southampton

Please only apply for a Practice Development Day if you are completing the new version of the ACPT programme and have received confirmation that you have been accepted onto the programme.

Note: Your ACPT exam will be included on the Practice Development Day; you are able to take your exam at any point during your evidence collection, however you may wish to discuss which will be the best date for you with your educational supervisor before applying.

If you have attended an ACPT induction you will be completing the previous version of the programme and will need to book onto an assessment day here .

ACPT Local Assessment Interview Pack Application

Once you have completed your evidence collection you will need to apply for your Local Assessment Interview Pack below.

Please only apply for a Local Assessment Interview Pack if you are completing the new version of the ACPT programme and have attended a Practice Development Day.

If you have attended an ACPT induction you will be completing the previous version of the programme and will need to book onto an assessment day here

Note: the interview pack will be sent as a secure email to your educational supervisor.

 

For further information contact:

jennifer.gilliam@nhs.net  tel:0117 3426677

Please note:

Documents and Links to the South West ACPT Programme Trainees who attended induction between December 2018 and April 2019. 

Trainees who attended ACPT induction prior to December 2018 should continue to use the 2014 version of the programme documentation.

 

South West ACPT Programme 2019

Documents and Link 

Portfolio Templates April 2019

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