Review of education and training
We are currently reviewing the current model of education and training for the pharmacy workforce, to establish what training structures and funding models will best support a pharmacy workforce able to meet future patient need.
The review builds on responses received to our draft Workforce Strategy and Medical Education England’s previous work on Modernising Pharmacy Careers. It will take account of an increasingly complex health and care system, technological advances and a changing trend in patient and service needs. The review will also be aligned with the NHS’ Long Term Plan.
Following a scoping exercise and engagement with stakeholders, in Spring 2019 we will propose a number of evidence-based options and recommendations, to be considered by our Executive Board.
The review aims to ensure that our proposed reforms are evidence based, cost effective, future focused, and meet the needs of the future workforce and patients.
We are working with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to analyse the roles of pharmacists in the early stages of their careers.