Services Database Sheffield GP and Pharmacy Joint Working Project

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The aim of the pilot was to facilitate a greater level of engagement between general practice and community pharmacy for the benefit of both professional groups and patients.

The objectives of the pilot were to:

  • demonstrate the value of increased clinical engagement between general practice clinicians and the community pharmacist;
  • support general practice prescribing with the provision of expertise from the community pharmacist;
  • raise awareness with general practices of the clinical contribution the community pharmacist can offer;
  • improve patient outcomes such as:
    • increased patient safety;
    • continuity of care; and
    • management of patients with long term conditions;
  • redefine and improve the potential of the patient-pharmacist relationship; and
  • support the best management and use of NHS resources such as reduction of waste.

This joint working pilot ran between December 2014 and April 2015; however, a bid for funding under the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund was successful allowing roll out of the scheme across the city from October 2015, commissioned by Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group.

Location of service

Sheffield LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Joint working with GPs

Other organisations involved


Start date: 01/12/2014
End date: 30/04/2015




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