NHS Interim People Plan – Pharmacy Workforce

June 4, 2019 0
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The Interim People Plan has been published by the NHS, which sets out how the workforce will be supported to deliver the care that the NHS needs to fulfil the NHS Long-term Plan.

In addition, a briefing has been published specifically relating to the pharmacy work force:

https://www.longtermplan.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ipp-p-future-workforce.pdf

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.


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