Pharmacy integration fund
Pharmacy is changing, with integration into the wider NHS healthcare team to help deliver the NHS Five Year Forward View.
Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians need the knowledge, clinical skills and behaviours required to provide more patient-centred care. This means:
- Embracing new ways of working as part of multidisciplinary healthcare teams in GP practices, care homes and urgent care settings such as NHS 111
- Delivering better and safer services to patients and the public
- Helping ensure value from the NHS’s investment in medicines.
To support this transformation, we are working with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK), NHS England and other partners and stakeholders to deliver new, innovative training and development opportunities for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
Open to community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, and funded via the Pharmacy Integration Fund, these development opportunities aim to:
- Develop pharmacists’ and pharmacy technicians’ clinical skills
- Develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to lead the community pharmacy team and wider multidisciplinary team
- Prepare pharmacists clinically for independent prescribing.
All programmes have been developed to provide flexible and accessible learning solutions, allowing those enrolling to study at work, or in their own time.