Clinical Pharmacists.

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Clinical pharmacists are increasingly working as part of general practice teams. They are highly qualified experts in medicines and can help people in a range of ways. This includes carrying out structured medication reviews for patients with ongoing health problems and improving patient safety, outcomes and value through a person-centred approach.

A successful pilot showed that clinical pharmacists in general practice are really benefiting patients. There are currently over 1000 Full Time Equivalent clinical pharmacists working across the country through the NHS England Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice Programme since it started in 2015.

The NHS Long Term Plan commits to increasing the number of these health professionals working in primary care over the coming years. This will make it easier for patients to get a convenient appointment with the right expert health professional for their needs.

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