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Pharmacy Schools Programme - Register Now

The Pharmacy Schools Programme is freely available, in a range of languages, for Primary Schools with lesson plans and resources for Primary 1 – Primary 7 and supports delivery of Personal Development and Mutual Understanding area of learning of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.

The programme raises awareness of self-care and community pharmacy services for common childhood ailments such as common colds, diarrhoea, hay fever, head lice and sore throats.

Using a health literacy approach and considering the importance of medication safety the lessons enable children to understand health professionals and health services, the role of a pharmacist, common childhood ailments, and how we can access and understand health information. This fantastic resource was co-produced with a range of organisations across pharmacy, education, health, community and voluntary sectors and academia.

Listen to Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Northern Ireland Cathy Harrison, inviting Primary Schools across Northern Ireland to take part in the Pharmacy Schools Programme during Self Care Week 14 - 20 November 2022


Primary Schools involved in developing the resource share their learning and experience HERE

Information Sessions for Pharmacy Schools Programme:

Further information on the delivery of the Programme and opportunities to link with STEM NI Ambassadors Programme to support delivery is available by joining one of the upcoming information sessions.

  • Wednesday 12 October 2022 10.00am to 11.30am (via Zoom). Please register in advance here


  • Wednesday 12 October 2022 7.30pm to 9.00pm (via Zoom). Please register in advance here


  • Wednesday 19 October 2022 10.00am to 11.30am (in person at The Mount Business and Conference Centre, 2 Woodstock Link Belfast, BT6 8DD). Please register in advance by emailing


To register to deliver the Pharmacy Schools Programme during Self Care Week, receive resources, support and join in showcasing your learning or for any further information please contact