The Pharmacist is now producing a regular newsletter and daily content to update pharmacists working in general practice and primary care networks (PCNs).
As part of The Pharmacist’s focus on this audience, it has launched a new interview series of pharmacists working in primary care, which provides insight into their roles and why they’ve chosen to work in general practice.
The series Pharmacist in Practice has already profiled nine practice and PCN pharmacists, exploring their differing roles, challenges and achievements, and will continue through the year.
The Pharmacist editor, Carolyn Scott says: “Primary care has seen rapid expansion in the number of pharmacists based in PCNs and general practice through the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) that has funded a strengthening of the workforce across general practice.
“It is therefore important that we reflect this within our own focus for the brand and by aiming to build a new community of practice pharmacists.
“However, we still continue to focus on community pharmacists and how their role fits into the wider NHS landscape”.
The weekly In Practice newsletter is to then extend the reach of the publication to the full range of pharmacists working in primary care, with tailored content specifically to help them share best practice and learn more about the daily challenges within general practice.
The newsletter includes news, clinical updates and discussions on practice priorities.
Practice pharmacists are employed by practices to work alongside GPs and general practice nurses to review patient’s medication, perform clinical assessments, and to support people with long term conditions. PCN pharmacists also typically work across a number of practices to help implement local clinical priorities.
For opportunities to reach our community of practice pharmacists and PCN pharmacists via The Pharmacist, please contact us.