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We are currently building our bank of resources for Clinical Pharmacists and Pharmacy in Primary Care. Browse the resources below.
Practice-based pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to resolve day-today medicine issues and consult with and treat patients directly. You can browse information on careers in Primary Care Pharmacy on our careers page.
First Contact and Advanced Practitioners (FCP & AP) in Primary Care
Roadmaps to Practice for First Contact and Advanced Practitioners to create a standard of practice and proof of capability in Primary Care.
Practice Medicines Co-ordinators (PMC) e-Learning Course
This CPD certified practice medicines co-ordinators (PMC) e-learning course from PrescQIPP is designed for non-clinical staff in GP practices that manage the repeat prescribing process.
Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician Training
Health Education England (HEE) have announced additional limited funding to support the employment of 5 additional PTPT roles. The funding offer provides support for employers with expenses such as staffing costs or educational supervision. This pilot is in support of all apprentices commencing a 2-year PTPT programme.
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.
Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway
The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) developed the Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway (PCPEP) to align the education requirements of the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the NHS Long Term Plan and the primary care Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service. CPPE also run regular information webinars for employers, clinical supervisors and interested parties, outlining the PCPEP pathway. Visit their website for more information.
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.