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Pharmacists’ perceptions of their emerging general practice roles

Published: 17 October, 2017

The evaluation of an innovative training programme for pharmacists demonstrated an enthusiasm and willingness, especially among junior pharmacists, for new and extended roles which in primary care could relieve GP workload pressures.

The pharmacists wanted the role to be clarified, but were willing to engage with training and with career opportunities. Training should include clinical skills teaching, set in context through exposure to general practice, and delivered by primary care practitioners.

The course, for 16 selected pharmacists, was as part of an NHS Education South West-funded project and carried out by the University of Exeter Medical School.


Pharmacists’ perceptions of their emerging general practice roles in UK primary care: a qualitative interview study. Jo Butterworth et al
Br J Gen Pract. 2017 September; 67(662): e650–e658.

Last updated: 3 September, 2018

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