medication training

Training company accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

All PCMA®, Assessors and Distance Learning courses are accredited by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society

delivered by experts
shown to reduce errors

Expert training delivered by specialists

The Medication Training Company (formerly Prescription Training) is the UK’s leading specialist provider of accredited medication training for care staff and nurses. It’s the only subject we teach. Our training has been shown to reduce medication errors (by 36%, in a study by Hampshire County Council).

Knowledge is provided in workbooks which are assessed using online or paper assessments. This leaves our experienced pharmacists and nurses free to teach and assess the practical skills needed to administer medication in practical workshops. Training is accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and assessed using simulated medicines rounds, before, midway and after training to create a pass mark. You receive a learner report showing how staff performed. Any learners who fail are supported with our Virtual Medicines Round after the workshop. We offer medication courses for care homes, community settings and schools.

This combination of formats (face-to-face, distance learning and online) can be purchased individually, or combined together for a comprehensive approach. We also provide medicines audits, medicines policies and error investigation and medication consultancy services. We are trusted by 14 local authorities to provide their medicines training.

Medicines administration is too important for a “tick box” approach by a general training company. Take a look at our update articles (click here) to see our expertise in this area.

Competence-based medication training

  • Subject specialists in medication training – it’s the only subject we teach
  • All of our PCMA®, Assessors and distance learning courses are accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Courses shown to reduce medication errors (by 36% at Hampshire County Council)
  • Simulated medicine rounds assess competence before, during and after training
  • Any learners who fail have a follow-on online competence test
  • Our training has been shown to increase CQC ratings
  • Practical workshops, online medication training modules, or distance learning
  • Purchase individually or in combinations
  • We offer a Train the Trainer program in Medicines Administration
  • Training available across the UK and Ireland
  • Delivered by an expert team of pharmacists and nurses
  • Medication training aligned with CQC, NICE guidelines and the Care Certificate.

Practical Workshops

Delivered face-to-face by experienced pharmacists and nurses at your workplace or as open courses

Virtual Medicines Round

We test a learner’s competence by presenting different medicines and corresponding medicines charts

Epilepsy Training

Teaches epilepsy awareness and how to administer buccal midazolam and rectal diazepam during a seizure.

Distance Learning

A stand-alone training module or as part of our practical workshops for a more comprehensive course

Train the Trainer

We’ll give you the tools to train your own team directly through our Certified Instructors Programme

Audit & Consultancy

Deep-dive comprehensive audits, medication policy work, and root cause investigation of medication errors

Upcoming Open Courses

Date/Time Event
26/09/2018
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Practical Competencies in Medicines Administration (PCMA®) - Half Day
Basepoint Business Centre (Shoreham-by-Sea), Shoreham-by-Sea West Sussex
26/09/2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Practical Competencies in Medicines Administration (PCMA®) Full Day
Basepoint Business Centre (Shoreham-by-Sea), Shoreham-by-Sea West Sussex
26/09/2018 - 28/09/2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Train the Trainers (Certified Instructor's Program) - Medicines Administration
Basepoint Business Centre (Shoreham-by-Sea), Shoreham-by-Sea West Sussex
27/09/2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Assessing Staff Competence to Administer Medication and Managing Medication Errors
Basepoint Business Centre (Shoreham-by-Sea), Shoreham-by-Sea West Sussex