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Accuracy checking pharmacy technician online assessment

  • Released: 02/2018
  • Reviewed: N/A

This e-assessment is linked with the CPPE Accuracy checking pharmacy technician programme and assesses skills and application of knowledge in relation to the final accuracy check of a dispensed item against a prescription.

Why should I do this assessment?

This e-assessment will test your knowledge and skills as an accuracy checking pharmacy technician (ACPT). It forms one half of the final assessment, together with the workplace based assessment. Both halves of the assessment must be completed successfully in order to achieve a pass. On successful completion of both assessments, you will be certificated to practice as an ACPT. Access and successful completion will also contribute to your own personal development plan, be recorded in your My CPPE record and will enable you to complete a CPD entry on the learning. It may also provide evidence for achieving competencies in the APTUK Foundation Pharmacy Framework.

How to do this assessment

You have to complete the final accuracy check of dispensed items.

On the right hand side of the screen, you must select the error code(s) that correspond(s) to the error(s) identified, or tick “no error” if the prescription is error free. Once you complete the final accuracy check, click Next. You will not be able to return to the item once you have clicked Next.

All errors must be detected and recorded with 100% accuracy.

Top tips

  • Not all items will have an error and some may have multiple errors
  • Assume all prescriptions are legally valid and correctly written
  • Each prescription has been signed by the prescriber, clinically screened by the pharmacist and signed by the dispenser, but not annotated - this is not an error
  • You may use a BNF or calculator
  • Keep an eye on the timer in the top right corner