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Pharmacists Working in GP Practices

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This guide will support you working in or with GP practices. It's useful for pharmacists:

  • Thinking of a clinical career in general practice
  • Starting work in a GP practice for the first time
  • Already supporting GPs and their colleagues in primary care roles.

We believe primary care patients should have the benefit of a pharmacist’s clinical expertise. Just like hospital patients do. This will help patients make the best use of their medicines and reduce hospital admissions.

There are more pharmacists across England, Scotland and Wales in clinical roles within GP practices. We support the closer working of pharmacists with GPs and have been encouraging more of these roles to be developed.

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First Published: 16 September 2016
Updated: 4 April 2022

Sections on this page

  • About the role
  • Practical guidance
  • Prescribing guidance
  • Legal and regulatory framework
  • Managing and optimising medicines
  • Professional guidance and ethical issues
  • Clinical guidance and support tools
  • Using the Foundation framework to prepare for working in a GP surgery
  • Building your Faculty portfolio while working in a GP practice
  • Clinical training and support

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