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Quality Management in Medical Foundation Training: Lessons for Pharmacy

Mills, ER; Blenkinsopp, A; Black, P; (2013) Quality Management in Medical Foundation Training: Lessons for Pharmacy. Pharmacy Education , 13 (1) pp. 75-81. Green open access

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BACKGROUND: This work forms part of a review of pharmacy education and training being undertaken by the pharmacy regulator in the U.K. AIM: To gather and review information and experiences from medical Foundation training and to consider relevance and applicability to quality management in the Pharmacy Pre-registration Scheme. METHODS: Document analysis and semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders at regional and national levels. RESULTS: Nine interviews were conducted. The medical model is based upon three levels: quality assurance undertaken by the regulators, quality management undertaken at a regional level by Deaneries, and quality control undertaken by the local education provider. The medical regulators define the standards that foundation training programmes are expected to meet and have developed a process based on inspection visits to the deaneries to verify that standards are being met. Deaneries have some flexibility in designing their quality management systems. CONCLUSION: The review of medical Foundation training identified some tools of quality management. Triangulation of data from several methods in the medical Foundation programme includes site visits, self-assessment and trainee and trainer feedback. These principles are worthy of debate and consideration for future quality management of the Pharmacy Pre registration Scheme.

Type: Article
Title: Quality Management in Medical Foundation Training: Lessons for Pharmacy
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://pharmacyeducation.fip.org/pharmacyeducation...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Medical training, pharmacy pre-registration training, quality assurance, quality control, quality management
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10050564
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