Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice

In July 2015, the Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice pilot was launched in England with an investment of over £100m from the General Practice Forward View. This has enabled over 490 pharmacists to have integrated roles in general practice teams and access to additional training. The pilot has been extended with an aim to recruit an additional 1500 clinical pharmacists to work in general practice by 2020/21. The Centre for Postgraduate Pharmacy Education (CPPE) has been awarded a contract worth £10m from Health Education England to develop and deliver a package of education for the GP pharmacists on this initiative. The University of Exeter Medical School is one of the regional higher education institution partners that will work with CPPE so that specialised training can be delivered locally in the South West.

The University of Exeter Medical School is ideally placed to be involved as we have:

  • Experienced primary care clinical staff with medical education interests
  • Specialised clinical skills facilities and tutors
  • Designed, delivered and evaluated training for pharmacists in primary care
  • Provided and published research evidence on GP recruitment and retention as well as pharmacists’ perception of their new roles in primary care.

We will deliver Module 2 on the Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice training pathway.

What will I study?
There are two sections to this module:

Applied Therapeutics:

  • General patient assessment
  • Interpretation of patient data
  • Care planning and specific patient group considerations
  • Medication enquiries, ADRs
  • Medication reconciliation
  • High risk drug monitoring
  • Medications of diversion

An Introduction to Long-term Condition Care:

  • Principles of long-term condition care
  • Asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Reducing cardiovascular risk

You will be required to submit a portfolio with entries that demonstrate reflection and integration of evidence into practice.

What will be offered?
Educational activities will include case-based discussions, simulated tasks and lectures for personalised learning.

When can I study?
Module 2 comprises e-learning, four study days (9.30am – 4.30 pm over two to three months) and assessments.

You will be a pharmacist on the CPPE Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice scheme and you will have agreed that Module 2 is within your learning plan.

Where will I study?
Training will take place at the University of Exeter Medical School on St Luke’s Campus.

You can find directions to the campus on our website.

Please note that parking is not available on the campus so we recommend the Triangle Car Park.

This programme is delivered at St Luke’s Campus, University of Exeter Medical School.

We have:

  • Experience and enthusiasm for delivering pharmacy courses
  • Access to specialised medical education facilities and staff
  • The option for training to be credit-bearing towards future Postgraduate qualifications

You will already be a registered pharmacist working in General practice.  Acquiring this qualification will contribute to the knowledge and skills needed for your roles. In addition, the ability to tailor some of the assessments to an area of practice will enable you to develop your clinical interests.

All University of Exeter students have access to Career Zone, which gives access to a wealth of business contacts, support and training as well as the opportunity to meet potential employers at our regular Careers Fairs.

To apply for the CPPE Module 2 you must go to the Clinical Pharmacy page. On the righthand side, under 'Apply online', select your year of entry and then select 'CPPE Module 2' from the programme dropdown when it appears.