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Clinical pharmacy scheme set to benefit patients across England

NHS England has launched a scheme to get 1,500 more clinical pharmacists working in GP surgeries – a move set to benefit patients across the country.

By taking responsibility for patients with chronic diseases, clinical pharmacists can free up GPs for other appointments and so reducing the numbers of people presenting at A&E departments. They will work closely with community and hospital pharmacists to provide joined-up NHS pharmacy services for patients and so ease pressures on other parts of the health service.

NHS England is publishing guidance to help with the next round of applications, following a successful pilot which has already seen over 490 more clinical pharmacists working in GP surgeries. More....