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NHS Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Committee / TSET Education & Training dates 2018

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Understanding Microbiology for Aseptic Services - University of Leeds Short Course

A new one day course covering:

  • intelligent monitoring
  • interpretation of data
  • control measures
  • trending data
  • investigations

This course has been specifically designed to give you an overview of practical microbiology and is ideal for those currently working in the aseptic services field. In particular accountable pharmacists should consider attending this course along with:

  • releasing officers;
  • chief/senior technicians;
  • authorised pharmacists;
  • product approvers; and
  • production managers.

Further information can be found here: Understanding Microbiology for Aseptic Services

Tuesday 17th April 2018 – 9:00 to 16:30

Cost: £275

Village Hotel, Leeds North

Aseptic Services for Managers

What will I learn?

This course is a follow-up to the Aseptic Preparation and Dispensing of Medicines (APDM) course for senior, experienced pharmacy staff involved in aseptic preparation activities.
The course aims to:

  • explore the role and responsibilities of the Aseptic Unit manager in the modern healthcare environment
  • address key current issues for aseptic services
  • equip you to respond to issues in your own units
  • appraise and discuss current guidance
  • provide workshop sessions giving you tools for improving working practices.

How will I benefit?
The structure of the course will give you the opportunity to share practices with other delegates, and gain tips, solutions and resources to support practice back at base. You’ll receive a recommended reading list and learning objectives for each taught session, and your course notes will contain all slides plus additional handouts and resource lists.

This course is specifically designed for Aseptic Unit Managers, especially Accountable Pharmacists (AcP), Authorised Pharmacists (AuP) and Senior Technicians. The course is also very relevant for Aseptic Unit Deputy Managers, those aspiring to a management role, and Senior QA/QC personnel in both licensed and unlicensed aseptic units.

Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th May 2018

Cost: £490 (accommodation is available for an additional £93 per night)

Village Hotel, Leeds North

Further information can be found here.

Aseptic Preparation & Dispensing of Medicines

What will I learn?
This course is designed to:

  • meet the needs of pharmacy staff (pharmacists and experienced senior technicians) who are engaged in the aseptic processing of medicines
  • cover the principles and practice of asepsis
  • provide an update on knowledge of standards, practices and quality assurance arrangements relating to the aseptic preparation and dispensing of medicines.

How will I benefit?
Experienced and knowledgeable experts will present engaging and informative material, which will be beneficial to you whether you’re starting out in the aseptic field or wanting to compare, up-date or improve your current knowledge and practices.

This course is designed to extend the knowledge if you’re an experienced junior technician, senior technician, pharmacist or non-senior QA/QC personnel working in either licensed or unlicensed aseptic units.

Monday 2nd – Thursday 5th July 2018

Cost: £520 (accommodation available for additional £315)

Leeds Trinity University

Further information can be found here.

Product Approval Accreditation Programme

The South West Product Approval Accreditation Programme is a regional scheme that has been developed to deliver a functional and high-quality training and assessment programme for individuals who carry out the task of “product approval” for aseptic products, prepared within hospital pharmacies under section 10 exemption from the Medicines Act 1968.

The programme addresses the training requirements of both pharmacists and suitably trained and experienced, registered pharmacy technicians. As a result, the accreditation must be applied alongside an operating framework that ensures that pharmacist supervision and other governance and safety requirements are fulfilled.

Mon 23 Apr 2018: start 09:00 Until Tue 24: end 17:00

£500.00 (£500.00)
Kegworth, Derby

Apply by:23 Mar

Mon 1 Oct 2018: start 09:00 Until Tue 2: end 17:00

£500.00 (£280.00)

For further information, please contact: Ellen Williams: Ellen.Williams2@UHBristol.nhs.uk tel: 0117 342 3542


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