Primary Care Sheffield have successfully recruited 12 Clinical Pharmacists to work across 40 GP practices throughout Sheffield, as part of a national programme funded by NHS England. The aim of this programme, which launched with Sheffield practices in January 2018, is to develop the role of Clinical Pharmacists within GP practices, freeing up busy GP time, but also to become medicines experts within practices and a key member of the practice multi-disciplinary team.
NHS England is providing significant funding and training to the team over three years in order to ensure success at this role, including training to become Independent Prescribers (if this has not already been achieved). The funding is tapered over the three years, with additional contributions coming from the participating practices and NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group. Primary Care Sheffield are the host employing organisation for the team and are supporting all practices who want to participate to do so.
GP practices interested in joining the programme should contact Neil Heslop, Senior Clinical Pharmacist on 0114 2264500.
Information for patients
The leaflets available below provide more information on Clinical Pharmacists working within GP practices and the type of support they can offer within your GP practice.