Friday Letter 17/01/2020

Friday 17th January 2020

North East London LPC Event this week

We would like to thank all those who attended our event on Wednesday 15th January, your contributions made for an enjoyable and informative evening.

The feedback so far from our 160 attendees has been overwhelmingly positive and we hope you see you all next week for our next exciting event!

First Care Connection & NEL PPP relaunch

When: Thursday 23rd January

Time: 19:00 – 21:45 (19:00 – 19:45 refreshments)

Where: City Gates Conference Centre, 25-29 Clements Rd, Ilford, IG1 1BH

January 2020 Price Concessions – 1st Update

The first update for January 2020 price concessions have been granted, please see the update list on the PSNC website.

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National Pharmacy Campaign begins

Please see the following where to go graphic for pharmacies for use in the upcoming national pharmacy campaign.

The campaign starts on Monday and a full resource pack has been mailed to every pharmacy.

Further digital resources are expected to be available soon.

RPS responds to consultation on Primary Care Networks | RPS

See the following webpage from RPS, detailing their response to the NHS England and NHS Improvement consultation on the draft service specification for Primary Care Networks.

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National Pre-registration Pharmacist Recruitment 2020 (2021 intake)

Please see the following update from HEE for the National Pre-registration pharmacy recruitment programme. Note, this message is for employers.

National Pre-registration Pharmacist Recruitment 2020 (2021 intake)

We are writing to invite you to participate in the 2020 (2021 intake) National Pre-registration Pharmacist Recruitment Scheme to recruit into your pre-registration training programme(s).

A national recruitment and selection scheme for pre-registration pharmacist training programmes, utilising the ORIEL IT platform, was adopted by Health Education England in 2017 and it has been used for pre-registration pharmacist recruitment for the last 3 years. ORIEL has been used for the recruitment of dentists, doctors and healthcare scientists for many years and learning from that process has been fed into the Pharmacy National Recruitment Scheme.

Applicants to the scheme are required to complete one application form for pre-registration training and to preference pre-registration training programmes they wish to be considered for as part of the recruitment process. The ORIEL IT platform allows all training sites to equally advertise the unique qualities of their training programme(s) in order to attract applicants to preference them as part of their application.

As there are more training places available nationally than there are potential trainees to fill them, it is very important that employers take the opportunity to provide comprehensive information in their programme description (please note there is a character limit) for each programme to guide applicants with their preferencing choices on ORIEL.

Employer Guidance

Further information about the scheme can be found in the Employer Guidance available to download via  our website, which includes a step-by-step guide to completing the employer programme submission form, a recruitment timeline and regional contact support details.

In addition, you can see information submitted by employers in 2019 by viewing the ‘Pharmacy Employers and Programme Information from 2019’ document available on the Employer Information page of our website

Signing up to the Scheme

We strongly advise you to read the employer guidance before deciding whether to be part of the scheme.

You also need to read the terms of participation of the recruitment scheme as you will be asked to sign up to the Health Education England Terms of Participation and the Health Education England’s Quality Framework.

If you wish to be part of 2020 national recruitment for the 2021 intake, you will need to complete an online employer programme submission form (see below website link). Please note the form contains progressive filtering, so we advise you to take your time to ensure you select the correct options particularly regarding your locality. You may also want to consider writing your programme description (950 characters including spaces) in Word before completing the form as the form cannot be saved during completion.

To make your employer programme submission please access the online form via the following link:

Submission Deadline

The deadline to submit your form is 11.59pm on 28th February 2020. Please note late submissions will not be accepted.

For all further information please refer to the Employer Guidance.

Best wishes

Rachel Stretch

Regional Lead for the National Pre-registration Pharmacist Recruitment Scheme

Health Education England London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Pharmacy

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