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residential course

General practice - Induction residential


  • Released: 12/2016
  • Study time: 16h:0m

This study day is only for pharmacists who are part of the NHS England Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice Pilot.

The aim of this induction residential is to provide an introduction to the core skills required to meet the standards for the general practice (GP) pharmacist role.

The four-day induction is delivered as two two-day residentials. Days 1 and 2 include core learning for all GP clinical pharmacists; days 3 and 4 are optional for some senior clinical pharmacists. Learning includes sessions on consultation skills, hands-on medical examination techniques, resilience, multimorbidity and polypharmacy, and personal development planning.

Learning objectives

By the end of the first two days you should be able to:

  • apply key skills, models and techniques that support a patient-centred approach to consultations
  • describe the components of a patient history
  • demonstrate how to measure blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate, pulse oximetry and peak flow
  • create a personal development plan for the GP pharmacist training pathway
  • form a supportive community of practice to develop the role of the GP pharmacist be inspired and excited to drive your role forwards and engage in the pathway training.
On completition of days 3 and 4 you should also be able to:
  • apply your clinical knowledge and skills to manage polypharmacy and multimorbidity
  • describe and promote your role as a clinical pharmacy professional
  • plan setting up a clinic in general practice
  • describe tools to support clinical medication review and apply them in practice
  • identify your Myers Briggs® preference and relate this to your professional life
  • form a supportive community of practice to develop the role of the GP pharmacist
  • be inspired and excited to drive your role forwards and engage in the pathway training.

How to use this programme

When you book onto this workshop you will be able to access the resources that you need to complete your learning. If there is a pre-workshop book associated with your workshop, then this will be sent to you in the post and you will also be able to download it in PDF form.

At the workshop your facilitator will provide any materials for you to refer to and complete during the event.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists