Enhancing our workforce – our people and teams: Maximising the role of clinical pharmacists within primary care networks and teams
Clinical pharmacists have played an increasing role in primary care over the last few years with many benefits to patients and practices. Now their role has been boosted further as a result of the additional 20,000 staff promised in the five year GP contract, with clinical pharmacists one of the first roles to be rolled out across England this year alongside link workers. It’s hoped clinical pharmacists will be an integral part of core general practice by 2024 and by then a typical PCN of 50,000 patients could even have a team of five or six. The ambition is that a dedicated clinical pharmacy team will significantly improve medication reviews, medicine optimisation and safety, and support in care homes.
In this session, pharmacy leaders will outline the opportunities the new reimbursement scheme brings for pharmacists and patients, how pharmacists’ contribution can be maximised and embedded as part of multidisciplinary teams. They’ll be joined by a clinical pharmacist who is one of the few pharmacists to have been appointed a PCN clinical director.