Introduction

This survey will take no more than 5 to 10 minutes of your time.  By supporting our research you are helping to standardise verification training in oncology pharmacy.

In the UK, oncology pharmacy is a recognised speciality that requires additional postgraduate training.  Some training in oncology is provided in undergraduate degree programmes but varies from university to university.  Apart from the broad cancer specific professional development curricula provided by the RPS as part of it’s credentialing for their faculty there is no defined standardised training program. 

This means that there is potentially a lack of consistency in the training standards, a variation in skills of trainees and variation in the resource needed to deliver training. 

Pharmacists moving from one organisation to another may also have to repeat local training, despite having skills as need to be locally accredited. 

Please respond by 12 noon on Monday 25th February 2019

Please focus your answers on the core training received, separate to the trusts specific SOPs.

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* 1. You can answer as a pharmacist that has been recently trained, e.g. in the last  3 to 5 years or as a pharmacist trainer with ability to sign off

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* 2. Which Hospital / NHS Trust are you currently employed at?

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* 3. What type of chemotherapy service does your hospital provide

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* 4. What band are you currently?

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* 5. Where did you receive training?

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* 6. How long did it take you to be trained in verification
Part A:  The total time taken from the start to end of training period.  (includes time spent on other duties)

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* 7. How long did it take you to be trained in verification
Part B:  Total equivalent time exclusively spend in training (not including time spent on other duties)

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* 8. How much of the training was One to One learning with your trainer(s).  (Please specify numerically in days, i.e. 4)

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* 9. How much of the training was self directed learning.
( Please specify numerically in days, i.e. 4)

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* 10. How long was spent on supervised prescription verification?
( Please specify numerically in days, i.e. 4)

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* 11. How many did you do of each ? (Numerical Only)

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* 12. Were BOPA modules and Standards used in your training program?

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* 13. Which BOPA Standards and Modules where used in your training  (tick all that apply)

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* 14. Number of ORAL prescription items required in your training program.

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* 15. Number of systemic prescription items required in your training program

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* 16. Approximate number of regimens covered in your training program (i.e. did the training programme specify certain regimens that had to be covered and approximately how many?)

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* 17. Please select the areas of knowledge/learning that are covered by your training program.

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* 18. As a trainee how did you  rate your verification training experience?

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* 19. As a trainer how did you rate your verification training experience?

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* 20. How did you find the training experience?  comments regarding training burden and preparedness, what was good, what was not so good, what would you change etc?

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* 21. As part of the survey we are asking (optional) for people to share a copy of their Trusts verification training program.  These will be kept confidential and only used for the standardisation project.  If you are willing to share a copy of your hospitals verification training documentation please email to steve.williamson@nhct.nhs.uk

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