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How ‘match-makers’ paired pharmacists with GPs to win award

How ‘match-makers’ paired pharmacists with GPs to win award

Wanted: Health Education England seeks pre-reg pharmacists and GP trainees, as part of a project to improve communication and understanding, provide better care and smooth the patient journey....

What would you take a notice like this to mean? It’s a tongue-in-cheek example, but for one community pharmacy group, the sentiment behind this 'lonely hearts' advert was the basis for their C+D Award-winning project.

The scheme placed pre-registration trainees into GP practices, to enhance their training and bring the two primary care tribes closer together. It was so successful that in 2016 it expanded to offer GP trainees the chance to spend time in community pharmacies, and gain first-hand experience of the services on offer. After originating in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, a wider rollout – to over 100 pharmacist trainees and into

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