Benefits of GP Pharmacists

Roles and Responsibilities

Pharmacists can be of great benefit to the multi disciplinary healthcare team.

Pharmacists are clinically positioned to take over aspects of GP work streams where by GP’s are able to focus on care management, diagnosis and treatment of more serious and complex conditions.

The knock on effect is a better continuity of care to patients, potential to reduce waiting times and more so, a cost effective and clinical equivalent to utilising locum GP’s.

Some Examples of areas pharmacists can show significant benefit in:

  • Clinical Services
  • Prescription Management
  • Audit And Education
  • Medicines Management
  • Management Of Medicines At Discharge From Hospital
  • Risk Stratification
  • Unplanned Hospital Admission’s
  • Repeat Prescribing
  • Telephone & Face-face Patient Medicine Support
  • Medication Review
  • Care Home Medication Review
  • Domiciliary Clinical Medication Review
  • Long Term Condition Clinics
  • Service Development
  • CQC
  • Public Health
  • Cost Saving Programmes
  • Medicines Information
  • Medicines Quality and Safety Improvement
  • Training
  • NICE Guidelines