Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice pilot evaluation is published
Published: 1 August, 2018
The General Practice Forward View committed to over £100m of investment to support an extra 1,500 clinical pharmacists to work in general practice by 2020/21.
The “Clinical Pharmacists working in General Practice scheme” was launched as a pilot scheme in 2015. The pilot scheme funded 89 applications from GP federations who recruited more than 490 pharmacists to work across 658 GP practices.
An independent evaluation of the pilot over one year shows that pharmacists working in General Practice increase capacity in patient appointments either through direct face-to-face contact or releasing GP time by taking on tasks ordinarily done by GPs, contribute to improvements in medicines management and care of long-term conditions and promote safer prescribing.
The full evaluation and executive summary (published July 2018) is available on the University of Nottingham’s website
Last updated: 1 August, 2018