Practice pharmacist training

Practice pharmacist training

Practice pharmacist training

Prescribing Support Services (PSS) is one of the leading NHS medicines optimisation services providers in the UK. We work with a number of NHS commissioners and GP practices to provide a range of high quality patient centred clinical services. Established in 2000 we have enjoyed a long history of working with CCGs and practices to implement an evidence based approach to achieving the best outcomes from the investment in medicines and have pioneered the practice based role in a number of practices.

With increasing demand from the NHS for practice based pharmacists PSS is now offering the opportunity for pharmacists from all backgrounds to undertake formal training for these new roles.

PSS has commissioned a training programme developed by our team with practical experience of the role, offering the opportunity for both inexperienced and experienced pharmacists to benefit from a structured programme. The programme will provide pharmacists with an introduction to the role of a practice pharmacists and some of the skills necessary and ongoing mentorship and support as they move into these new roles.

Many pharmacists wish to move away from the bench and become more involved in patient care. Against a background of reducing remuneration rates and a large workforce the opportunity exist for pharmacists to develop new skills and demonstrate expertise in new roles.

Who should attend?

  • Pharmacists wanting to undertake practice based work
  • Minimum 2 years post-registration experience
  • Desirable to have a post-registration qualification – non-medical prescribing/diploma etc

Programme Content

‘Introduction to the role of a practice pharmacist’.

  • Introduction to the work of all members of primary health care team
  • Common roles of the practice pharmacist
  • Using GP practice systems
  • Therapeutics overview
  • QOF
  • Medication reviews and medicines reconciliation
  • Discharge advice note review
  • Critical appraisal skills
  • Useful information sources
  • Shadowing sessions with practice pharmacist
  • Competency assessment
  • Mentorship support
  • Access to protocols and clinical leadership

3 day programme


Venue – Shipley Training Centre, Pegasus House, 90 Otley Road, Shipley, BD18 3SA

Dates TBC (several dates throughout the year)

0930 – 1630

All attendees will be offered the opportunity to undertake paid practice work upon the completion of the training programme and offered preferential access to current and future vacancies. Applicants will also be supported to complete the CPPE General practice - the fundamentals of working with GPs e-course.

Education is part of our core business, we care deeply about career and personal development. You’ll benefit from:

  • a structured induction programme for newcomers, to make you feel welcome and part of our team
  • an annual performance and development review, to help identify your career aspirations and structure your individual development plan
  • access to an extensive programme of courses
  • mentoring opportunities to support your career development
  • diverse job opportunities, giving you great flexibility in choosing a career path to suit your changing interests and ambitions

If you wish to register for this programme or want further information please contact