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Roles for Pharmacy Professionals

Pharmacists

Pharmacists have a lot to offer in general practice and play a valuable role as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  The national steer is to utilise their clinical skills and integrate pharmacists into the NHS through employment in GP surgeries.

There are many benefits to appointing a pharmacist to your team including patient satisfaction, improved medicines optimisation, prescribing savings and the release of GPs time for more complex patients.

 

Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians are an emerging role in general practice and play a valuable role as part of a multi-disciplinary team, particularly supporting healthcare professionals to focus on clinical care.  The role complements clinical pharmacists in GP surgeries, especially where their responsibilities are advancing in patient facing tasks.

There are many benefits to appointing a pharmacy technician to your team including patient satisfaction, improved repeat medication work flow, medicines optimisation, prescribing savings and medication safety.

The resources on the following page provide more information about the benefits that can and have been achieved through recruiting a pharmacy professionals in practice and the support available.

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