RPS in Wales welcomes the Welsh Government's commitment to invest further in the training of pharmacists for the future of healthcare in Wales. Increasing the number of training places and transforming the training of trainee pharmacists prior to registration is a very positive step forward for the NHS and patients in Wales.
Commenting on the announcement from Welsh Government, Welsh Pharmacy Board Chair Suzanne Scott-Thomas said:
"More pharmacists are now needed to meet the increasing demand from patients and to realise the aspirations of multi-professional approaches to care delivery. The multi-sector training will underpin and support seamless pharmaceutical care for patients in Wales.
Today's announcement will put us on an exciting course of action to attract more pharmacists to train and work in Wales and to ensure a sound foundation for pharmacists through multi-sector experience across the NHS."