Pharmacy professionals work as a part of general practice team to improve value and outcomes of medicines and consult with and treat patient directly. Click on the boxes to find out more.
Currently in primary care pharmacy professional’s roles and responsibilities are evolving hence becoming increasingly complex and diverse. This has enabled the profession to embrace new accountabilities and we training hub are here to provide training and support needed to make pharmacy professionals vital part of multidisciplinary team.
CPTH Clinical Pharmacist Ambassador
As CPTH Clinical Pharmacist Ambassador I am here to provide guidance and support not only to clinical pharmacists but also to practice managers/GPs in respective PCNs, promoting the successful integration of pharmacist in primary care. My role includes providing interdisciplinary leadership to facilitate training, resources, adequate staffing, as well as to prepare both clinical pharmacists and the providers they support, to expanded clinical pharmacists’ scopes of practice and capabilities.
I am looking forward to seeing you all at some point but in the meantime please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions. Email: email@example.com
General Practice Clinical Pharmacists (GPCP) Levels, Training and Development
We at Training hub is aware that as clinical pharmacists continue to establish themselves in primary care, their given role and responsibilities are increasing which means that they are at times working at different stages within their professional development hence have different training needs compare to those for example who are new to primary care. This section will help you identify at which professional level you are currently working, identifying necessary development needs to help you move on to the next stage.
We at training hub work very closely with Integrated care systems and Health Education England to run projects offering not only support to pharmacy professionals in their ongoing development but also to develop multifunctional pharmacy professionals of future.
Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) Funding
This program provides an excellent opportunity to upskill existing staff or recruit new individuals to increase pharmacy technician work force in primary care who will work alongside MDT sharing their work load and contributing towards optimal patient care.
Summer Pharmacy Student Placements (SPSP)
This 6 week summer placement offers great opportunity to pharmacy students to spend some time in primary care, working very closely with different multidisciplinary teams and more importantly have an insight into role and responsibilities of clinical pharmacists.
Information & Links
NHS Workforce Expansion - Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice
Clinical pharmacists are increasingly working as part of general practice teams. They are highly qualified experts in medicines and can help people in a range of ways. This includes carrying out structured medication reviews for patients with ongoing health problems and improving patient safety, outcomes and value through a person-centred approach. Find out more on the NHS website.
Guide to Employing a Pharmacist
Having a pharmacist in GP practices means GPs can focus their skills where they are most needed. The PCPA guide to employing a Pharmacist in Primary Care includes a summary of what pharmacists can do, advice on the different methods of recruitment and sample job adverts and job descriptions.
BMA on Employing Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice
The BMA website publishes useful information for GPs on the functions and benefits of employing a Pharmacist in your GP practice.
Standards for initial education and training of pharmacists
On 12 November, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) met and agreed the overall direction of the review of the standards for initial education and training of pharmacists. You can read more on the GPhC website.
HEE Pharmacy Careers Website
A UK wide resource for careers in Pharmacy including careers map, development pathways, case studies and resources for those interested in a career in Pharmacy.
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