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More than 400 pharmacists will be recruited to GP surgeries by next year

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6167 (Published 16 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6167
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

By next year more than 400 clinical pharmacists will provide support to almost 700 general practitioner surgeries and more than seven million patients.

In July NHS England invited applications from GP surgeries for funding to employ a clinical pharmacist in their surgery as part of a pilot scheme. However, because of the overwhelming response from GP surgeries, NHS England has announced that is more than doubling the project’s funding for the initiative from £15m (€21.2m; $22.8m) to £31m.

Seventy three applications for …

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