Pharmacist Foundation Training is changing from 2025/26: What do I need to know for January 2024? How do I prepare?

Updated information reflecting the session at the Pharmacy Show October 2023 is available as a slide set and main presentation (31min).

Key messages are in the summary slide and summary presentation (3 min).

The update focuses on changes to Pharmacist Foundation Training and milestones to 2025/26 implementation when pharmacy graduates become prescribers on registration.

The presentations will update understanding for pharmacy professionals, employers and those working with trainees, including support available to prepare for the change.

-The National Recruitment Scheme (Oriel) as the route for Pharmacist Foundation Training posts for 2025/2026 and criteria for entry January-March 2024
-Refresh knowledge on the national Trainee Foundation Pharmacist Programme across pharmacy
-Refresh knowledge on the quality requirements for Pharmacist Foundation Training

-NHS England’s role as a Statutory Education Body and the next steps for Pharmacist Foundation Training

Further information on the Initial Education and Training Pharmacist Reforms Programme is available here.

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Best wishes.

School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation

NHS England – North East and Yorkshire