Psych Techs

Inspirational working practice in mental health

This is a one-day course for pharmacy technicians working in mental health. It does not cover the mental health conditions – these are taught in Psych 1 and 2 and all pharmacy staff are welcome at these events. Psych Techs is a course designed for technicians, by technicians.

Course overview

Psych Techs is a best practice-sharing event for pharmacy technicians of any grade working in mental health.

Participation in this event will give attendees the opportunity to hear about what other technicians are doing to advance their practice and service provision.

Who would benefit from this course

Psych Techs is suitable for people embarking on new, perhaps more clinical, roles as well as to senior staff seeking to hear more about services being developed across the UK.

2017 course booking

This course will be running on Friday 29 September 2017 at the Radisson Blu hotel in central Birmingham.  Applications are now open.

Cost, including lunch and refreshments: £150 (member) or £175 (non-member)

To apply, please complete and send the following application form:

Details of the 2017 programme will be published nearer the time. Topics are likely to include:

  • Implementation of ePMA from a technician perspective
  • Technician involvement in medication administration rounds
  • Patient and staff education
  • Designing and presenting posters for conferences
  • Developing the role of pharmacy technicians: patient screening and prioritisation

For further information about the course, please contact Hannah Macfarlane.

To register for the course, or for administrative enquiries, please contact Wendy.

Please note: Applications for Psych events are acknowledged via confirmatory letter and invoice.  If you do not receive this within 5 working days of your application please contact Wendy directly on accipiosolutions@yahoo.com.

Funding Panel Information for Psych Techs

Applicants may find the following text of use for their applications to Funding Panels.

Psych 1, 2 and Techs are courses provided by the College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP).  The CMHP is a charity which aims to benefit individual care through advancing education and research in the practice of mental health pharmacy.  We provide opportunities for professionals to improve their knowledge about mental health conditions and their management.

Psych 1, 2 and Techs provide opportunities to learn from people working across the country whose practices may well vary from those seen within a single Trust.  Many speakers have had their level of expertise formally assessed through the CMHP credentialing process or are otherwise nationally-recognised experts in their area.  In addition, the courses afford national networking opportunities through which delegates may be able to develop conversations about practices across the country which would be unlikely to be replicated within a single Trust.  By the end of the course, we hope that delegates will be equipped to share within their own Trusts their learning derived from experts and colleagues based around the UK.

Should panels have any specific questions regarding these courses, they should be directed to the CMHP Education Lead: education@cmhp.org.uk

CMHP EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

The views expressed within teaching delivered by any individual during a CMHP event are those of the presenter and not of the CMHP itself. Materials are regularly reviewed for accuracy of content but anyone participating in any educational event hosted by CMHP must take professional responsibility for their own clinical decisions.

Any discussion on off-license or unlicensed medicine use must not be taken as unreserved support for such prescribing. Participants must be aware of the contents of all relevant Summaries of Product Characteristics as well as any relevant local or national guidelines when prescribing or giving prescribing advice.