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Pre-registration e-portfolio wins National Award

Dr Jim Livingstone, President of the Pharmaceutical Society NI, today congratulated Mr Peter McKee, the organisation’s Pre-Registration Lead, and all the other staff involved in creating and developing the pre-registration e-portfolio, which won the Bronze award at prestigious E-learnings Awards, in London on Thursday 6th November.

Commenting on the award Dr Livingstone said “This significant award is real evidence that the Pharmaceutical Society NI punches well above its weight at the national level. For a Northern Ireland regulator to be recognised throughout the UK for our innovative and forward thinking project is a major success”.

The e-portfolio was designed by Peter with the intention of making all aspects of the pre-registration programme paperless and more effective for trainees.

Describing the system Peter said, “It has always been our aim to make the pre-registration process as streamlined as possible. The opportunity arose several years ago to move to an on-line system, removing the requirement for paper portfolios and paper-based appraisals. The system was also designed to enhance the training experience of pre-registration trainees, improve the standard of education and ultimately patient safety and care.”

“I am delighted that we received this award in recognition of all our hard work. Initially I was pleased that we were shortlisted from a field of 55 UK entries, mostly from larger organisations to our category, Best e-learning Project, but to be placed within the top three was very gratifying”.

Speaking for the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of NI, Dr Livingstone concluded by saying, “On behalf of Council I would offer our hearty congratulations to Peter and the rest of the team involved. This achievement is a great honour and one of which we can be justly proud.” 

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For further information please contact Mark Neale at the Pharmaceutical

Society of Northern Ireland on 028 9032 6927 or mark.neale@psni.org.uk

 

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