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Closed: Consultation on education and training standards for pharmacist independent prescribers

The General Pharmaceutical Council is consulting on the standards for the education and training of pharmacist independent prescribers.

Pharmacist independent prescribers are already playing a vital role in delivering high-quality care to people using the health services of Great Britain. To become an independent prescriber, pharmacists must complete education and training that gives them the necessary knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to successfully take on the role and provide safe and effective care.

Alongside an increase in the number of pharmacist independent prescribers, the prescribing role has developed significantly in recent years – often in direct response to government initiatives. In light of these changes, we are making improvements to the standards for training pharmacist independent prescribers to make sure courses are fir for purpose and that the learning outcomes in them are clearly focused on the current prescribing role.

To share your views on the proposed standard changes, take the survey. The consultation will be open until 6th June 2018