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a dr and pharmacist meeting imageOctober 11 2017

General practices are being invited to apply for funding for the second round of pharmacist recruitment. The NHS England led scheme is aiming to recruit another 1,500 clinical pharmacists working as clinicians within general practice teams to help patients manage long-term conditions and multiple medications.

 The first phase of the pilot scheme “saw over 450 pharmacists take part in an 18-month training programme based in 650 practices across the country,” said Health Education England. HEE is managing the implementation of the education and training programme which will be delivered by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE). The next round of training commences in January 2018.

Professor John Howard, Head of Education and Quality for Primary and Community Care at HEE, said: “This is a really important boost for the clinical workforce in primary care. Studies have shown that clinical pharmacists working with general practitioners can undertake up to 40% of the routine tasks of a GP as well as contributing their unique knowledge of medicines management to enhance safe and cost-effective prescribing in general practice.”

The pharmacists’ education and training programme will be delivered with educational partners including the universities of Bath, Brighton, East Anglia (UEA) and Exeter. “They will also work with Red Whale who provide on-going training for general practitioners to ensure that clinical pharmacists are offered the same learning and on-going development as their GP colleagues,” said HEE.

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HEE announcement       

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