Primary Care Network
PCN Clinical Pharmacists
Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to improve value and outcomes from medicines and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medicines and better access to health checks. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and ensuring patient safety.
Clinical pharmacists have a Masters degree or equivalent in Pharmacy followed by a year’s professional training to become a registered member of the General Pharmaceutical Council. They also undertake further training to equip them for General Practice work. Our PCN clinical pharmacists will be Independent Prescribers or working towards this qualification and work as part of the wider practice team, under the supervision of a GP.
Clinical pharmacists play a leading role in ensuring that patients with chronic diseases get the maximum benefits from their medicines, reduce waste and promote selfcare as part of a shared decision making consultation.
Having clinical pharmacists in GP practices means that GPs can focus their skills where they are most needed, for example on diagnosing and treating patients with more complex conditions. This helps GPs to manage the demands on their time.
As a team we have a combined experience of nearly 40 years in supporting people with a wide range of problems both physical and low-level mental health. We are able to offer you support over a 12 week period either at home, on the telephone or in the community, where ever you feel most comfortable and at a pace that works for you.
Together, we will look at what is important to you and your wellbeing, develop a Support Plan identifying how you can access national/local services and activities to help you reach your goals. From there, we can also look at how the team can give you further support in your journey.
For more information, please see the Titan Primary Care Network Wellbeing Team Leaflet.