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a gp writing imageMarch 22 2018

The initial training and education of pharmacists studying to become independent prescribers could change slightly under new proposals.

The General Pharmaceutical Council is seeking views on how it intends to modernise the standards for training pharmacist independent prescribers. Three key changes have been flagged up:

  • to remove the requirement for a course applicant to have worked in a clinical area for two years beforehand, and replace it with the applicant providing evidence that they have the experience and skills necessary to be ready to train;
  • to introduce learning outcomes for the standards, setting out expectations around the knowledge and skills a trainee will need before registering as an independent prescriber;
  • to introduce ‘designated prescribing practitioners’, meaning experienced pharmacist prescribers or other experienced prescribers, and not just designated medical practitioners (DMPs), can formally supervise pharmacists training to become independent prescribers.

Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC, said: “We welcome views from anyone with an interest in this area, but we are particularly interested to hear from current and trainee pharmacist independent prescribers, course providers and course commissioners, as well as patients and the public who may use services provided by a pharmacist independent prescriber.”

The consultation runs until June 6.

Links:
GPhC announcement    
GPhC consultation documents and survey        

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