Integrated Urgent Care Workforce Development Programme for Pharmacists



The NHS is working to ensure that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians play an increasingly visible and expanded role in improving outcomes and value from medicines for patients.

To support this, NHS England is enabling the development of pharmacy practice through the Pharmacy Integration Fund.

The fund is being used to develop schemes which integrate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians into wider primary care as part of new multi-disciplinary healthcare teams, diversify the workforce and make the most of their clinical skills. 

Pharmacists working in NHS 111 or Integrated Urgent Care Clinical Assessment Services are being offered fully-funded training to support them in their roles.

HEE has procured training to support pharmacists working in a virtual contact centre environment such as NHS 111 and Integrated Urgent Care Clinical Assessment Service settings. 

Upon completion, Pharmacists will be able to work confidently in NHS 111 and Integrated Urgent Care settings with the skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver medicines optimization for the benefit of patients, as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team.

The tailored training, lasting up to 12 months, will enable them to lead on person-centred medicines optimisation in a virtual acute setting helping to improve the access and delivery of urgent care and enhance the quality of care and patient safety.

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