Going into this series (with an open mind) we have made a few assumptions about the current ‘lie of the community pharmacy training land’ and it is largely that there is very little investment in community pharmacist development above and beyond mandatory training requirements.
As part of this series, we will talk to a range of key players in pharmacy with an interest in community pharmacist education and training. My co-host for many of the series will be fellow pharmacist Derek Evans.
In this episode we were very fortunate to be joined by Professor Larry Goodyer. Larry Goodyer is Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy at De Montfort University UK.
We discussed a range of topics. the list below will give you a flavour of the conversation.
- The current state of community pharmacy in the UK.
- The community pharmacy workforce crisis.
- Training activity currently happening in community pharmacy.
- Whether or not community pharmacists are knowingly competent when using their independent prescribing qualifcation.
- The regulation of independent prescribing.
- Futures training models for community pharmacists.
- The importance of supervision and multidisciplinary working.
About Professor Larry Goodyer
Larry Goodyer is Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy at De Montfort University UK. He worked as a clinical pharmacist through much of the 1980s and early 90s and until 2003 was Head of the Pharmacy Practice group at King’s College London.
His principal interest is within the field of travel medicine, in which he is keen to promote the role of pharmacists. He has lectured and taught widely on Travel Medicine to both Health professionals and the public and has been invited to address both national and international conferences on the subject, as well as appearances on television and radio broadcasts.Related research interests include methods for bite avoidance and medical supplies for overseas travel.
More broadly in his capacity as a Professor of Pharmacy Practice he has been involved in research and teaching on a wide range of issues related to the profession of Pharmacy. These include new roles for pharmacists such as prescribing and medicines management.
About Derek Evens
Derek Evans FRPharmS, FRGS, FFTM RCPS (Glasg), FISTM, Independent Prescriber. Independent Travel Medicine Specialist and Consultant. Adjunct Clinical Professor in Pharmacy Practice. Doctor of World Sciences (h.c. CCU/USA).
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