Heather Harrison to lead joint NES/RPS project for community sector

Heather Harrison from Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board has joined the team as a NES/RPS secondment for 12 months, leading on the scoping and development of a Foundation Vocational Training competency framework (FVT competency framework) to support career progression in the community pharmacy sector. This work will progress in consultation with major stakeholders.
Heather said: “I am delighted to be joining NES and RPS on secondment and look forward to taking forward this important piece of developmental work for community pharmacy.”

Within Scotland at present, NES Pharmacy Foundation (early careers) Vocational Training is available to only those working in secondary care. Building on the RPS Foundation Framework, the FVT competency framework will provide a similarly structured training programme to those working in the community, enabling the provision of standardised quality training within two years of qualification. This training will increase professional confidence and competence whilst augmenting the capability and capacity of the community pharmacy workforce to improve the quality of care for their patients as envisioned by “Prescription for Excellence”.