Dispensing Accuracy Assessment

Pharmacy Workforce Development South (PWDS) have designed the South West Dispensing Accuracy Assessment in line with the standards set by the National Framework for pharmacy technicians undertaking the Final Accuracy Checking of Dispensed Items.

This assessment is an entry requirement for the Final Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician Programme, to provide evidence that individuals can dispense accurately before moving into a checking role.

Feedback from Dispensary Managers and those involved in the development of the South West Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician Programme suggested that a formalised process to assess the dispensing accuracy of all staff is useful.

All trusts within the South West Region recognise this assessment and it is now commonly used in the training and assessment of pharmacy assistants, pre-registration trainee pharmacists and pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians, new staff members as well as for individuals embarking on the accuracy checking programme.

Please find the Handbook with assessment templates and the certificate of achievement to the right of this page.

Pease note: Dispensary Managers should only issue the PWDS approved certificate of achievement from this site as confirmation that candidates have completed the most up to date version (version 8, March 2021) of the PWDS dispensing accuracy assessment. The certificate must not be issued for any locally adapted, in-house variations of the assessment.