RPS Antimicrobial Stewardship Training:
National Programme (England)

Join the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance

Pharmacists are a part of the UK National Action Plan against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) working with colleagues and communities to make a difference.

Join the fight against AMR, with our national Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) training for pharmacists in primary and secondary care.

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Why join our AMS Training Programme?

  • You'll develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead AMS interventions, benefiting you, your workplace, and your patients
  • You'll get support from expert tutors and your peers throughout
  • You'll build your leadership and collaboration skills, which are essential for career development
  • And you can use the training to complete all your GPhC Revalidation entries for the year.

This Health Education England funded programme runs from February 2020 until May 2020. There is one full training day, then learning time should be approximately 2-3 hours per week.

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As we have received a high volume of eligible applications, new applications will be added to our waiting list.
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About the course


As experts in medicines and team players in the healthcare system, it's vital you have the knowledge and skills to lead improvements in how antimicrobials are used. 

You'll gain an understanding of how behaviours, systems and environments can impact on how antimicrobials are used and learn how to design effective solutions to AMS problems.

Download our AMS Training brochure to read about the training curriculum and to hear from previous learners who have completed the training. 

When and Where?

Training runs from Thursday 30 January until Friday 16 May 2020.

Key dates

  • Learner induction webinar - 30 January (evening) 
  • Training day - either 6 February in Bristol or 13 February in Leicester
  • Follow-up webinar - w/c 24 February (evening)
  • Group feedback sessions - w/c 16 March (evenings)
  • Group feedback sessions 2 - w/c 20 April (evenings)
  • End of training assessments - 9 or 16 May (9am - 3pm)

Apart from the training day, the training is delivered online.


To join the course you must:

  • Be registered as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Have practised for at least 2 years as a registered pharmacist, or completed Foundation training
  • Be working in primary or secondary care in England
  • Be available on the key dates above to participate in training activities
  • Possess a basic level of IT skills as this training is predominantly delivered online
  • Have the support of your manager to undertake this work.

You will be required to pay £50 deposit to secure your place on the programme, which will be refunded at the end of training. If you withdraw from training early you may not be refunded your deposit. Read our policy here.

Hear from previous learners

We delivered this training in 2019 to learners in the London and the South East region.

Discover what they had to say about the training .

Any questions?

Download our brochure or contact us at [email protected]

Commissioned by:

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In collaboration with:


and Public Health England

Supported by:

Antimicrobial Expert Advisory Group