Caroline has joined us as part of a national three year pilot to test the role of clinical pharmacists working in general practice.
Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to resolve day-to-day medicine issues and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medications and support for high quality prescribing.
Having a clinical pharmacist in GP practices means GPs can focus their skills where they are most needed, for example on diagnosing and treating patients with complex conditions. This will help GPs manage the demands on their time.
If you have a query about your medicines you can either ask your usual community pharmacist or phone the practice and ask to speak to the clinical pharmacist.