Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice
Following a successful pilot programme Healthy London Partnership Primary Care programme is working with NHSE to deliver the vision for Clinical Pharmacy across London. The General Practice Forward View committed additional funding to support an extra 1,500 clinical pharmacists to work in general practice by 2020. This is part of a wider expansion of the general practice workforce so that patients have better local access to a range of highly trained health professionals for their needs.
Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to improve value and outcomes from medicines and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medicines and better access to health checks. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and ensuring patient safety.
Clinical pharmacists in general practice have a positive impact on patients, providing clinical assessment and treatments, expert knowledge of medicines for long-term conditions, as well as lifestyle advice, and contributing to patient safety.
Details regarding the criteria and application process can be found here.
- Clinical pharmacists in general practice short film
- Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice Pilot scheme evaluation