Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to improve value and outcomes from medicines and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medicines and better access to health checks. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and ensuring patient safety.
Having clinical pharmacists in GP practices means that GPs can focus their skills where they are most needed, for example on diagnosing and treating patients with more complex conditions, and ensure patients are seen by the most appropriate healthcare professional.
Emma Broom MPharm, PGDipWorking Days: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
Special Interests: Advanced clinical pharmacy practice with prescribing
Bio: I have worked in general practice since 2017, and before this worked as a specialist mental health pharmacist. Aside from mental health, my other areas of interest include respiratory and cardiovascular medicine but I am always striving to optimise medications and improve prescribing for all long term conditions.
Sarah Garrett RPharmSWorking Days: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
Bio: I am a clinical pharmacist and trained at Barts and The London NHS Trust. I first registered as a pharmacist in Melbourne after completing my training there and have worked both in community and hospital pharmacy. I am interested in helping you achieve the best outcomes from your medicines.