at 8-10 North Road, Cardiff, CF10 3DY United Kingdom
Wales Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education (WCPPE)
WCPPE is an operational unit of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University and has three main areas of activity: The main programme – live events, a range of distance learning packs and e-Learning resources. This is funded by the Welsh Government, under the guidance of the Training and Education Sub Committee (TESC) of the Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee (WPhC). The pre-registration programme – delivering the residential training element for trainees across secondary care sites in Wales and support for tutor development. This is funded under contract from the Workforce Education and Developments Services (WEDS). Work based competency training – as a City and Guilds Approved Centre, delivering Pharmacy Service Skills programmes (via modern apprenticeships) and Training Assessment Quality Assurance qualifications. The WCPPE portfolio is open to all registered pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and support staff living or providing NHS pharmacy services in Wales. It is also open to pre-registration trainee pharmacists working in Wales.
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The WCPPE offices will be closed from 16.00 on Wednesday 23rd December and re-open on Monday 4th January. A very happy Christmas and New Year from all the team!
Apologies to anyone looking to access the WCPPE website - due to technical issues, the site is currently down. This issue will be resolved as soon as possible.
If you are visiting our Cardiff office in the next few weeks, please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to add to our food bank collection. We will be distributing all donations to local food banks in the run up to Christmas. Thanks from the WCPPE team :)
Congratulations to Margaret Allan and Dr Karen Hodson who have both been elected to Fellowship of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (FRPharmS) in recognition of their distinguished and far-reaching contributions to the profession!
Between 3pm on Monday 19th and 11pm on Tuesday 20th October, WCPPE encountered a technical issue with our website which stopped anyone, including WCPPE staff, logging in. The cause of this issue is currently being investigated and while logins should work now, we do not consider it completely resolved yet. If you have trouble logging in and get an error message about too many attempts from an ip address, please DO NOT re-attempt logging in or resetting your password. Please wait an hour and try again.
Today the WCPPE team are very sad to say goodbye to Caroline Evans who has worked here for 22 years. But also happy that she is off to follow her dreams, starting a new career as a horticulturalist. Good luck Caroline, we will miss you!
A big welcome to the 1st cohort of pharmacy technicians starting our Level 4 CPD pilot 'Delivering Pharmacy Public Health Services'. WCPPE is the first CPD provider to pilot and evaluate a Level 4 quality assured unit for pharmacy technicians to develop their knowledge and skills. This training will contribute to the workforce development and skill mix between pharmacy professions as part of the Modernising Pharmacy Career Programme.
The WCPPE website is now up and running, and open for new registrations again. Please let us know if you encounter any problems...
The website maintenance is taking a little longer than anticipated, but we will be back up and running again ASAP. In the meantime, please ring the office if you require urgent assistance - 029 2087 4784.
Anyone looking to access our website - please note that the site is down for the next 2-3 days due to essential maintenance. Apologies for any inconvenience. Please ring the office if you require urgent assistance - 029 2087 4784.
Great ideas and lots of discussion at our Primary Care Workforce planning event held in partnership with WOPEC this morning!