Tahmina Rokib, University of Sunderland
The concerns regarding the unsustainable pressures on primary care services have heightened, particularly in recent months, with a current and estimated future shortfall in General Practitioners (GPs) and nurse numbers. A number of key documents produced by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) have highlighted the place for pharmacist led care to meet the demands on primary care teams and the benefits of this. There are many good examples of innovative practice in primary care that integrate the skills of pharmacists as part of a multidisciplinary team model to improve patient outcomes and it has been proposed by the RPS that such services be embedded as normal practice.
This project ran from January 2016 to December 2016. The final report is available here.