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Pharmacists working in GP Practices

Pharmacists working in General Practice

GP Pathway

NES Pharmacy has developed a learning pathway for the 140 WTE Pharmacists employed via the Primary Care Funding (2015-18) from Scottish Government. Click on the image above to watch our animation.

The pathway consists of 4 elements:

  • A 13 module e-learning package ‘Fundamentals of GP practice’. This is open to any Pharmacists working in a general practice setting and in addition to the modules contains a discussion forum. You can register for the modules by completing this online form. Details of module content together with a guide for suggested module completion for Pharmacists with experience of working in other sectors is detailed here.
  • A series of 3 national bespoke training events over an 18-month period where Pharmacists from across Scotland learn together. These events are multi-professional in delivery and the content is based on a training needs analysis for each cohort of Pharmacists attending.
  • Therapeutic e-learning modules covering cardiovascular, respiratory, diabetes and pain. These are currently only available for Pharmacists funded via the Primary Care Funding and NES provides access to these individuals after attending the first residential training event
  • Completion of an Advanced Competency & Capability framework which is linked to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Faculty Framework.

Pharmacists are entered onto the learning pathway by local Health Boards Leads working in collaboration with NES.

For further information please contact

Fiona Reid