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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

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