Clinical Pharmacy Scheme Set To Benefit Patients Across England

Yesterday, 21 November 2016, NHS England has launched a scheme to get 1,500 more clinical pharmacist working in GP surgeries, a move set to benefit patients across the country.

Clinical pharmacists are highly trained experts in disease and medication that can work as part of the general practice team to provide specialist advice for patients, particularly the elderly and those with multiple conditions.

By taking responsibility for patients with chronic diseases, clinical pharmacists can free up GPs for other appointments and so reducing the numbers of people presenting at A&E departments. They will work closely with community and hospital pharmacists to provide joined-up NHS pharmacy services for patients and so ease pressures on other parts of the health service.

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Published 22. December 2016 in News UK