Funding for pharmacists in GP surgeries
Published: 12 July, 2015
NHS England has announced (7 July) a new £15m scheme to fund, recruit and employ clinical pharmacists in GP surgeries over 3 years. The pharmacists will be employed directly by the general practice to help patients, while also easing GP workload and improving communication between general practice, hospitals and community pharmacists.
Work that a clinical pharmacist may do in a GP practice could include:
- Providing clinical advice and expertise on treatments.
- Developing bespoke medicine plans for individual patients.
- Establishing ongoing professional relationships with individual patients
- Assisting with communication across a patient’s care pathway, including with GPs, hospitals and social care.
- Monitoring patients with complex long term conditions such as hypertension or diabetes.
- Managing repeat prescription requests.
- Increasing the uptake of new medicines.
- Managing medicines shortages by suggesting suitable alternatives where appropriate.
- Supporting innovation and clinical research where appropriate.
- Mentoring newer pharmacists.
The application deadline of is 5pm on Thursday 17 September 2015.
Further information and application pack are available here.
Last updated: 12 July, 2015