In addition, a briefing has been published specifically relating to the pharmacy work force:
PSNC have compiled a summary of the key points in this briefing as follows:
- Community pharmacists should have greater freedom to deliver more clinical care, as pharmacy technicians are supported and encouraged to practise at the top of their licence;
- Introduction of a common foundation programme for all newly registered pharmacists;
- New training to support community pharmacy teams in delivering care for patients with minor illnesses and supporting the public to live healthier lives;
- Pharmacist prescribers will be a central part of multidisciplinary teams in Primary Care Networks (PCNs);
- Appointing experienced pharmacists as clinical directors of pharmacy and medicines in every Integrated Care System; and
- Strengthening the image and reputation of pharmacy teams to attract a larger and wider pool of people to the future pharmacy workforce.
You can read the full PSNC article HERE.