Practice Unbound working with NHS England to implement Pharmacists in Practices across the country

Pharmacists in Practice

We are pleased to announce that Practice Unbound has won the bid with NHS England to help implement Pharmacists in Practices across the country.

Following a successful pilot programme by NHS England, which resulted in 450 full-time equivalents pharmacists working in general practice, The General Practice Forward View committed over £100 million to support an extra 1,500 clinical pharmacists to work in general practice.

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.

This means that GP surgeries in England – a patient population of more than 15 million – will have access to clinical pharmacists in patient-facing roles as part of the multidisciplinary team.

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.

Easy implementation and blended learning

  • The e-Learning modules deliver clear, concise and interactive learning on introducing your practice to the role of clinical pharmacy and making the most out of your clinical pharmacist.
  • Our creatively designed video tutorials are designed for each clinical system.

Resources: Ensuring you have the right tools to set up and create the right foundation for implementation is vital. The Resources that we provide include:

  • Practice Unbound secure Portal
  • Data dashboard
  • Clinical system template

Implementation: Through the team of Transformation Coaches and Helpdesk, all Practices will receive proactive implementation support through the duration of their contract.

  • Workshops – facilitated by GPs, Transformation Leads and Coaches. The purpose of the workshops is to ensure everyone understands the transition ahead, the impact and agreed responsibilities and expectations.
  • The Transformation Coaches will proactively contact Practices and work in partnership to support the practice.

Bringing quality care to citizens

Sarah Bartholomew, our Director of Business Development said of the In Practice Pharmacist program:

“We are really excited to be the provider that supports General Practice to both effectively introduce and optimise Pharmacists into Primary Care Networks as part of NHSE’s In Practice Pharmacist Programme. We believe that Pharmacists are a key part of an expanding primary care team offering high quality care to citizens while helping to alleviate workload pressures on practices and allowing GPs to concentrate on the most complex patients.”

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