Pharmacy integration fund
The NHS is working to ensure that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians play an increasingly visible and expanded role in improving outcomes and value from medicines for patients across our communities.
The NHS Five Year Forward View set out a clear direction for the future NHS and placed great emphasis on service integration, including 'new models of care' which integrate primary and secondary care, and health and social care.
We are working in partnership with NHS England to drive forward the workforce transformation which will be needed to achieve these goals. This work is part of our broader agenda to enable workforce transformation across the NHS to support locally delivered integrated care models.
The Pharmacy Integration Fund is being used to develop schemes which integrate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians into wider primary care as part of new multi-disciplinary healthcare teams, diversify the workforce and make the most of their clinical skills. It will play a key part in helping the NHS increase the scale of high quality clinical pharmacist and pharmacy technician intervention and delivery of medicines optimisation.
Working with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and other partners, we have developed new, fully funded, innovative programmes from the Pharmacy Integration Fund. These are available for individual pharmacists or pharmacy technicians through flexible and accessible learning solutions, allowing those enrolling to study at work, or in their own time.