A nationally accredited course A nationally accredited course

About the Course

Our nationally accredited course has been designed to meet the NICE 'Medicines optimisation: the safe and effective use of medicines to enable the best possible outcomes' and enhance patient safety on admission to hospital or on transfer of care between different settings.

Our nationally accredited course provides pharmacy technicians required to undertake medicines reconciliation with the knowledge and skills to complete drug history taking and medicines reconciliation for adult patients in line with national guidance.

The course is suitable for pharmacy technicians who have already completed or are currently undertaking the Medicines Management Skills programme. Delivered as blended learning of e-learning, face-to-face teaching at one study day and practice-based activities, to complete the course candidates are required to:

  • Complete all e-learning and e-assessments
  • Compile a portfolio of reflective practice-based activities and observed assessments
  • Complete an external review

Entry Requirements

Participants enrolling for the Medicines Reconciliation Scheme must:

  • Be registered with the GPhC and working in or towards a medicines management role
  • Have an allocated Educational Supervisor*
  • Be recommended by their Senior Pharmacy Manager

*please note that new educational supervisors for this course are required to attend a half day educational supervisor study session. For more information and available dates go to Educational supervisor study sessions

Module 3 - Level 1

  • Be equipped with the knowledge on how to retrieve information from a variety of sources to complete a drug history
  • How to apply appropriate communication skills to retrieve information from patients, carers and relatives and other healthcare professionals when takin a drug history
  • Demonstrate how to verify drug history information and identify discrepancies

Module 3 - Level 2

  • Determine the most appropriate way to deal with discrepancies as a result of the drug history
  • Identify when it is appropriate to write in a patient's medical note
  • Demonstrate what should be written and how - in line with current legislation

Study Days

  • Wednesday 20 March 2019 - Quy Mill Hotel, Cambridge, CB25 9AF
  • Wednesday 19 June 2019 - CPDC Centre, (Pemberton Room)  CB2 9NL

Apply Online

UEA Application Form


To book an assessment or for any further information email:

Sharon Walker or Kate Cannon or Chloe Beale
Specialist Pharmacy Education & Training Technicians