UKMI Workforce Development Working Group
The NMITIC is a 3-day residential course developed to provide face to face training for pharmacy practitioners working as specialists in NHS Medicines Information (MI) services.
The aim of the course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to provide and develop MI services and is a suitable resource for staff who have completed (or nearly completed) the foundation years of career development.
The NMITC is run by experienced MI specialists and involves lectures, workshops, demonstrations and practical exercises. The teaching sessions include detailed literature searching, critical appraisal, legal and ethical issues, clinical governance and writing skills with the content mapped to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Advanced Practice Framework (APF). It also provides an excellent opportunity for participants to network with MI colleagues from across the UK.
It is recommended that all newly appointed local MI managers attend the NMITC within 9 months of starting their post. Attendees are required to have a permanent role in MI and to also be actively involved in building their professional portfolios.
Accredited Medicines Information Technician’s Scheme and NMITC
Technicians on the Accredited Medicines Information Technicians Training Scheme (AMITTS) are expected to attend an extra residential day with their mentor prior to the NMITC. All technicians on the AMITTS must complete and send a nomination form for the NMITC AND an AMITTS application form. The two events are run separately but the AMITTS fee will include NMITC payment. If you require any clarity regarding the residential days for MI technicians please contact the AMITTS Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentations from most recent course are available below –
Senior Specialist Medicines Information Pharmacist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde