September 18, 2017
Benefits of clinical pharmacists working in GP practices featured on local news!
In August 2017, it was announced that a number of GP practices in the South West, including those who were part of a bid coordinated by One Care, had been successful in securing funds to support the employment of clinical pharmacists in general practice. On 7 September 2017, ITV West Country broadcast a feature around the benefits of introducing this skill set into practices.
For this piece they interviewed Dr Tharsha Sivayokan, a GP in South Gloucestershire and One Care Board member, and Frances Loftus, a senior clinical pharmacist working at his practice. They were part of the nationwide pilot that was conducted to evaluate the impact of bringing more clinical pharmacists into practices.