RPS Antimicrobial Stewardship Training
Programme (England)

Illustration of a woman climbing stairsBuild your skills and confidence in AMS

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.

RPS Antimicrobial Stewardship Training ProgrammeAbout the training

As experts in medicines and team players in the healthcare system, it's vital that 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 training brochure to read about the training curriculum and to hear from previous learners who have completed the training.


  • 9 November 2020 - 13 March 2021 (enrolment closed)
  • Next cohort: TBC

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Who can enrol?

Learners need to:

  • Be registered as a pharmacist with the GPhC
  • 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 required key dates to participate in the training activities (see below)
  • Possess a basic level of IT skills as this training is completely delivered online
  • Have the support of your manager to undertake this training

We have put together an information sheet that you can download and provide to your line manager/employer.


Learners will take part in a blended programme with a combination of interactive, self-paced, and workplace-based learning.

  • Two training webinars during working hours
  • Two blocks of two online group discussion sessions in the evening during the week 
  • End of training assessment (Professional discussion with an expert)

In addition to this, learners will complete a training portfolio through the completion of learning activities at their own pace, as well as undertake an AMS improvement project in their workplace. Learners should allocate on average 2-3 hours a week to complete the training activities.

Withdrawing early from the training early may incur a cancellation fee. Read our policy here.

Hear from previous learners

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Any questions?

Contact us at [email protected].

Commissioned by:

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In collaboration with:


and Public Health England