RPS awards the UKCPA double accreditation

20 Apr 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the UKCPA has been granted double accreditation by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. The UKCPA is now an accredited Faculty Training Provider and Foundation Training Provider. 

UKCPA has demonstrated that its training and development provision meets the recognised RPS standards for quality and content, supporting pharmacists setting out on their Foundation and Faculty journeys and encouraging professional development at all stages of their career.

UKCPA is the first RPS affiliated partner group to achieve this double accreditation, paving the way for others to apply.

Ann Page, Chair of UKCPA, said: “To achieve recognition from our professional body through accreditation status as a Faculty Training Provider and Foundation Training Provider is a significant and historic moment for the association and for all individuals who have contributed to its success over its 35 year history. We are committed, more than ever, to maintain our reputation and to remain in the vanguard of the development of our pharmacy workforce.” 

Dr Catherine Duggan, RPS Director for Professional Development and Support said: “It is with great pleasure that we can announce that UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) has been awarded both Faculty and Foundation accreditation as a training provider. As part of their commitment as an affiliated partner group and in line with their Mission Statement, this is a recognition not only of the quality of the clinical training and development they deliver across the board, but also the alignment of that training with Foundation and Faculty stages of professional development. 

“As ever, UKCPA are pioneers amongst the affiliated partners, being the first affiliated group to achieve this. We look forward to many others applying too. It’s more important than ever before that clinical pharmacy training is available across all sectors and areas of practice to ensure patient care is delivered by a clinical workforce that can demonstrate their positive impact. Through our affiliations, we will ensure that clinical expertise and support is available for all our members”. 

The RPS is committed to providing a roadmap of quality assured education, training and development opportunities mapped to the RPS careers stages for our members and we will fully engage with our affiliated groups to achieve this.

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