A collection of resources and information to support Clinical Pharmacists and Pharmacy in Primary Care.
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.
Pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician training
Watch this space, information coming soon.
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. Visit their website for more information on the Pathway.
They also run regular information webinars for employers, clinical supervisors and interested parties, outlining the PCPEP pathway. These are listed in our Training & Events calendar:
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.