Post-registration foundation curriculum

What is the Post-registration Foundation Pharmacist Curriculum?

The curriculum is underpinned by the RPS Foundation Pharmacist Framework (2019) which was produced from an evidence based role analysis of the current and future roles (until 2023) of post-registration foundation pharmacists practising in all sectors across the UK.

Structured continuum of practice for post-registration pharmacists

The curriculum includes independent prescribing to reflect the core changes in pharmacist practice which are included in the new GPhC initial education and training (IET) standards, and develops leadership, management, education and research capabilities. It bridges the period until the new IET standards have been fully implemented, offering a structured pathway for newly qualified pharmacists. The content of the curriculum will be revised to keep pace with these changes. It will support pharmacists to develop the skillset to progress to RPS advanced practice credentialing pathways.

The curriculum was developed through a collaborative approach with UK and sector wide representation on the programme task and finish groups. It is accompanied by a topic guide which provides additional information to support achieving some of the outcomes.

Consultation survey - how can I get involved?

Illustration of various sections of healthcare integrating

We would like to invite you to feedback on the content of the curriculum and topic guide, its feasibility in terms of delivery, its relevance to all countries and sectors, and to help us understand how the curriculum may impact on different social groups.

The formal consultation will last for six weeks and we aim to launch the final post-registration foundation pharmacist curriculum in July 2021.

If you would like to comment, please submit your feedback via the online form or Word document. The consultation will close at 5pm on Friday 18th June 2021.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Before you read the consultation documents below, we recommend you watch the consultation launch video and read the curriculum overview which introduces and gives context to the new curriculum.


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