UKCPA wins NHSE contract to deliver funded training places for critical care pharmacists

More than 300 fully-funded training places will be open to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in adult critical care units in England this year.

NHS England has awarded a contract to the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) to deliver 200 funded continuing professional development places for
pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from April 2024.

Another school of pharmacy, the name of which has not been announced yet, will deliver 100 funded places on a pharmacist adult critical care pathway.

There are already 15 funded places on an adult critical care training pathway for pharmacy technicians provided by the University of Bradford.

Reacting to evidence indicating workforce concerns in critical care, NHS England invited bids from training providers for delivering the training in November 2023.