Response to DoH Consultation on strategy for GP- pharmacists

12th January 2024

The NPA are generally supportive of the themes identified which outline how general practice pharmacists in Northern Ireland will develop to deliver their roles.  However, we emphasised the integral role that community pharmacy has within primary care and called for greater collaboration between teams working in different settings.  We also noted that there are ambitious plans to develop a pharmacy technician workforce in general practice but cautioned that this must be considered within the requirements of the wider pharmacy workforce especially in community pharmacy.  Read the response below.