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University becomes accredited trainer provider for Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Posted 18 December 2015

“I am delighted that the RPS has recognised the importance of providing veterinary pharmacy training for its members and has acknowledged that Harper Adams University can provide it."

Dr Steven Kayne and Alison Pyatt receive the accreditation from  Julie Douglas, Accreditation Manager at Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Harper Adams University this week became an Accredited Training Provider for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

As a result, the society now formally endorses all veterinary pharmacy qualifications offered at the university, as well as forthcoming CPD events. 

Harper Adams has been teaching Veterinary Pharmacy courses since 2011, with courses run in conjunction with the Veterinary Pharmacy Education Programme, a training organisation offering CPD to Pharmacists, which is run by Dr Steven Kayne. 

All courses are delivered using a blended-learning, part-time format to enable students to study while working full time. The flexible design is welcomed by students wishing to develop their careers or their business. 

Senior Lecturer Alison Pyatt has been working with Dr Kayne for a number of years to develop the veterinary pharmacy provision. The popular courses now attract a wide range of students including pharmacists & SQPs, veterinary hospital dispensary managers, veterinary nurses, animal scientists, veterinary pharmaceutical researchers and academics. 

Course Director and pharmacist Dr Steven Kayne, said: “I am delighted that the RPS has recognised the importance of providing veterinary pharmacy training for its members and has acknowledged that Harper Adams University can provide it. The mix of university staff, outside expert speakers and practising veterinary care providers and pharmacists, together with the university's excellent on-site facilities has made it well-equipped to provide a range of high quality qualifications from certificate to Masters' level over the last five years.”

Course Manager Alison Pyatt said: “The accreditation is a welcome and exciting development for the vet pharmacy courses provided at Harper Adams. The programmes are already formally recognised by AMTRA (the independent regulatory body responsible for training and monitoring Suitably Qualified Persons) and the addition of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s endorsement is invaluable for our current and future students, the association between Harper Adams and RPS and also for the developing professional discipline of Veterinary Pharmacy. 

Three CPD events are planned for 2016:

Introduction to Veterinary Pharmacy, March 9th,  Royal Pharmaceutical Society London  

Veterinary Pharmacy – how to get involved, April 14th, Harper Adams University 

Veterinary Pharmacy – An introduction for support staff, May 10th, Harper Adams University 
 

The next cohort of postgraduate students will start in September 2016. For more information about joining them, visit the website or contact:

Course Manager Alison Pyatt apyatt@harper-adams.ac.uk 01952 815077

Course Administrator Daisy Hollands DHollands@harper-adams.ac.uk 01952 815042

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