Advanced Clinical Practice - Pharmacists
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Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice
“Clinical pharmacists are increasingly working as part of general practice teams. They are highly qualified experts in medicines and can help people in a range of ways. This includes carrying out structured medication reviews for patients with ongoing health problems and improving patient safety, outcomes and value through a person-centred approach." https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/our-practice-teams/cp-gp/
"Pharmacy technicians are a vital part of the pharmacy team and work under the supervision, direction, or guidance of a pharmacist.
Pharmacy Technicians work in a wide range of settings, including (but not exclusively): registered pharmacies, community services, justice (the Prison Service), GP Practices, dispensing doctors’ practices, care homes and clinical commissioning groups, hospitals, mental health, defence (HM Armed Services) and within the pharmaceutical industry. They prepare medicines and other healthcare products for the supply to patients. They also take an active role in providing patients with guidance on taking medicines." General Pharmaceutical Council
Safe Prescribing - The PDA (Pharmacists Defence Union)
The PDA (Pharmacists Defence Union) in November 2019 issued guidance and advice around safe prescribing following a number of significant events. https://www.the-pda.org/urgent-guidance-on-critical-incidents/ There is a link in the article to “High level principles for good practice in remote consultations and prescribing” and a section on competencies and recommendations from June 2019. https://www.the-pda.org/regulatory-spotlight-turned-on-general-practice-pharmacist-competency/
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Useful Links and Publications
Clinical Pharmacists Role in PCNs - Published in Prescriber in November 2019
General Pharmaceutical Council - regulate pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain.
The role of Community Pharmacists - Updated Aug 2020. PSNC.org.uk
Wessex LMCs - our website has a selection of pages on Pharmacies and Pharmacists .
Moving into the role of a GP practice-based pharmacist - NHSE & Royal College of Pharmacists
Surrey Training Hub - Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS)
Taken from: NHS England » Clinical pharmacists: