Welcome to the Joint Programmes Board (JPB)

The JPB has reformed the education system for pharmacy practitioners. It is a collaborative, between the NHS pharmacy services and the local Schools of Pharmacy, which ensures that the training of pharmacists meets the modern requirements of the NHS to be “fit for practice” in order to provide consistently high quality patient care.

Our Mission Statement

Our job is to improve the quality of patient care by ensuring the supply of pharmacists who are educated, trained and motivated to play their part in a first class modern health service.

We aim to do this in a way that is responsive to the Government's national objectives for health and social care, the local context in which these pharmacists work, and the changing needs and expectations of the patients they serve.

JPB website access for practitioners studying at the School of Pharmacy

Practitioners studying the Diploma with the UCL School of Pharmacy (formerly known as The School of Pharmacy, University of London) can access the JPB London Website 'HERE'.

Partners Offering The Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice

JPB London
JPB South East Coast
JPB South Central
JPB East of England

New site

Within South East Coast, the Pharmacy Foundation Programme focuses on the training of pharmacists at band 6 (NHS Agenda for Change pay scale) and uses the JPB Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacy Practice to underpin it. This is coordinated by SEMMED, South East Medicines Management Education & Development