Making best use of the clinical skills of pharmacy teams

Did you know?

  • Pharmacists are experts in medicines and increasing numbers are also qualified to prescribe
  • A pharmacist can clinically check an existing prescription, and make sure the person is getting the right care
  • A pharmacist can assess an ill person and advise if they need further treatment or if their condition is appropriate for ‘self-care’ or no treatment is required
  • Professionally qualified pharmacy technicians work alongside pharmacists to support their medicines optimisation activities

The NHS is using the clinical skills of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to review people’s medicines in GP surgeries, hospitals, care homes and urgent care, working as part of the wider healthcare team.