The National Medicines Information Training Course (NMITC)
The NMITIC is designed for pharmacy practitioners working as specialists in NHS 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 delivered on-line using range of teaching methods including: online presentations, webinars, workshops, reading and learning activities. Some sessions will be live and require attendance at a particular time but most of the course material can be accessed and completed at any time. The teaching sessions include literature searching, critical appraisal, legal and ethical dilemmas, quality and risk management and good practice sharing. The course also provides an excellent opportunity for participants to network with MI colleagues from across the UK. Participants are required to complete on-line pre-session learning and are supported by scheduled virtual sessions with the session expert. The virtual sessions are delivered over a few weeks – details can be found in the example programme below.
The UK Medicines Information (UKMi) Executive recommend that all newly appointed local MI managers attend the NMITC within 9 months of starting their post.
The next NMITC will be in March 2024, with the virtual introductory session taking place on Wednesday 6th. Registration of interest is open, with details in the 'How to apply for the next NMITC' section below.
Medicines Information and Advice Training Programme (MIATP) and NMITC
Pharmacy Technicians on the MIATP are expected to participate on the NMITC as part of the MIATP. All Pharmacy Technicians applying for inclusion on the training programme must complete a registration of interest for the NMITC AND an MIATP application form. The two courses are run separately but the MIATP fee is inclusive of NMITC payment. If you require any clarity regarding the MIATP, please contact the training programme Directors, Kate Postle at firstname.lastname@example.org and Michèle Skipp at email@example.com.
See the 'Medicines Information and Advice Training Programme (MIATP)' section for more details.