These training courses are suitable for pharmacists working as practice or educational supervisors; other members of the pharmacy team, such as pharmacy technicians, managers and specialist pharmacists; and other members of the healthcare team, such as doctors, nurses and ward staff, who may be involved in assessing or providing feedback to pharmacists in training.

Workplace based assessments (WPBAs)

WPBAs can demonstrate a range of different contributors to clinical competence and show how someone actually functions at work.

These training courses have been designed for those who support Pharmacy training in the workplace.

Foundation pharmacists and other pharmacy trainees may find them useful in gaining a good understanding of how the different assessments work.

There is currently one module in this course and three more in development.

Please register before beginning any of the modules. If you are already registered, please sign in now.

Each module contains a suite of videos. Each video ends with a self-assessment. You may need to take notes, so please have a paper and pen available.

There will be a brief assessment at the end of the module, following which you will be able to print / download a certificate.


MSF (Mini-TAB)

Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) (Mini-TAB)

MSF is a way of sampling the opinions of colleagues on the clinical performance and professional behaviour of a practitioner.

MSF provides information to enable reflection on performance and feedback, to inform self-evaluation. Formative guidance is provided during feedback by a named educational supervisor.

This module looks at:

  • the rationale for using MSF
  • when it should be done
  • who can undertake it
  • guidance for those who are asked to complete feedback
  • how it is used by educational supervisors

This module takes approximately 23 minutes to complete.



Director Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS)

This module is currently in development.


RITA (Record of In-Service Training Assessment)

Record of In-Service Training Assessment (RITA)

RITA is an educational appraisal between a foundation pharmacist trainee and their educational supervisor. It formally reviews the progression and performance of the trainee at a specific point in time. RITA occurs at several points during the foundation training programme. It is a summative assessment and a mandatory event.

This module looks at:

  • how to prepare for a RITA
  • what should be discussed during the RITA
  • dealing with trainees demonstrating unsatisfactory progression
  • undertaking RITAs prior to academic assessment

This module takes approximately 26 minutes to complete.


MRCF (Medication Related Consultation Framework)

Medication Related Consultation Framework (MRCF)

The MRCF is a structured validated patient –centred approach to consulting. It supports trainees in developing consulting skills, and integrates the pharmacist’s clinical agenda with the patient’s agenda. Although intended for foundation pharmacists the MRCF and this training package can aid in the training of all staff who undertake medication related patient consultations.

This module looks at:

  • what the assessment is and who can undertake it
  • where, when and how it should be carried out
  • how to get feedback from the patient on the trainee’s performance
  • how it relates to the consultation practice standards for pharmacy

This module takes approximately 21 minutes to complete.

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