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PSNC Endorsed Training & Resources

PSNC seeks to promote relevant information resources that will assist community pharmacists and their staff deliver NHS community pharmacy services.  PSNC endorses some training programmes and information resources which are valuable for community pharmacists and their staff, and may be involved in the development of these programmes.

PSNC partners provide a range of materials to support community pharmacy contractors, and these may incorporate the PSNC logo. Responsibility for the content of any material lies with the person publishing it, and although PSNC seeks where possible to ensure that material is accurate and relevant, we are unable to guarantee the accuracy of any materials.

Skills for MURs

An MUR accreditation programme from C+D Training and the Medway School of Pharmacy. There are two parts to the programme - learning materials (paper-based, delivered by post) and an online assessment. Both can be purchased – either separately or together at

The learning materials consist of an MUR Handbook, a comprehensive "how to" guide setting out the service requirements and the skills pharmacists need to possess to successfully deliver an MUR service and twelve clinical modules covering therapeutic areas you are likely to encounter when conducting MURs, such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma and arthritis. 

The Assessment requires students to successfuly complete three MUR case studies. Each case study includes a patient history, patient medication record and a video clip of a pharmacist conducting an MUR with a patient, and must be completed within 40 minutes. Pharmacists can choose whether to attempt all the case studies in one go, or to logout in between and return at a later date. However, once registered, pharmacists have 12 months to complete the assessment – this time period reduces to six months once the first case study has been attempted. Up to three case studies can be failed – any more will result in the pharmacist failing the assessment and he or she will need to re-register to try again.

Free access to for community pharmacists

Community pharmacists increasingly need quick access to current clinical guidelines when they are dealing with prescription queries, conducting MURs or providing new clinical services.

Access to provides:

  • all guideline summaries from the Guidelines handbook
  • the complete archive of articles from the Guidelines in Practice monthly journal
  • the latest QOF indicator tables and links to guidance from NICE, SIGN and DH
  • a video section aimed at healthcare professionals and for sharing with patients
  • the option to receive emails from regarding new content, events, webcasts, and product updates
  • events listings (free workshops and pay-to-attend events)
  • additional educational resources, including CPD action points and horizon scanning.

 You can register for today by clicking here.