The British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA) and Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) have announced a joint project to develop a new pre-foundation programme for pharmacy students and preregistration trainees during 2016.
The programme, which will be developed in alignment with the RPS Faculty and Foundation programme, will provide guidance and tools to support students through their MPharm degree and ease their transition into preregistration training and foundation practice. It is aimed to enable students to develop knowledge and skills applicable to their assignments and assessments, and prepare them for the workplace.
The BPSA and RPS will be in discussions with student members and pharmacy stakeholders during the development of the resource and will publish regular updates to keep members informed.
“The BPSA executive is really excited to further develop this joint venture with the RPS,” says Lottie Bain, president of the BPSA. “Building a sustainable, reflective resource optimised for our members will undoubtedly accelerate the professional development of tomorrow’s pharmacists.”
“It is an exciting development in seeing the students of today as trainee professionals on the start of a lifelong learning journey,” adds RPS president Ash Soni. “The RPS is working with the BPSA to establish this ethos of lifelong development in continuous quality improvement to deliver the best patient outcomes at all times.”