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Pharmacy Careers

Practice-based pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to resolve day-today medicine issues and consult with and treat patients directly. Click on the boxes to find out more.

CPTH Clinical Pharmacist Ambassador

Jigar Raval

I have been a Pharmacist for just over 10 years now during which I have worked in range of different healthcare settings and have been in primary care for 2.5 half years.

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: jigar.raval@nhs.net

Pharmacist Learning & Development

Information, training & development and funding opportunities for Pharmacists in General Practice, including the Newly Qualified Pharmacist Training Pathway (NQP) and CPD, and the Clinical Pharmacist Accelerator Programme.

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Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) Funding

To support the urgent need to increase the pharmacy technician workforce, HEE is offering a financial contribution to support sites in developing a PTPT programme, that meets the HEE quality framework. The funding can be used flexibly and is intended to contribute to the cost of developing and running a two-year programme. If you are interested in recruiting or upskilling staff into the role of Pharmacy Technician and would like to be considered for a funded place, click read more for further information and complete a short questionnaire by 6th September.

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Professional Clinical Network Pharmacy Forums

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ICS in conjunction with the Training Hub would like to invite you to join us at our monthly Tuesday meetings from 2pm–3pm. Topics include Mental Health Anxiety, Structured Medication Reviews, Menopause & HRT, Medical Appliances Stoma and Wound Care, Atrial Fibrillation.

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Summer Pharmacy Student Placements (SPSP)

In recognition of the increased pressure on practices and the need to attract a new talent pipeline of Practice Pharmacists, C&P Primary Care Training Hub are piloting a project to offer a 6 week summer placement to 2nd & 3rd year Pharmacy Students.

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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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First Contact and Advanced Practitioners (FCP & AP) in Primary Care

Information, Roadmaps to Practice for First Contact and Advanced Practitioners and Supported ePortfolio Route.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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