PCPA - Primary Care Pharmacy Association

The Primary Care Pharmacy Association (PCPA) is the largest and longest standing independent organisation dedicated to supporting pharmacists working within primary care.


We are delighted to release the draft Agenda for the PCPA Conference. We have aslo announced our speakers. We have some eminent and inspirational speakers lined up for our annual members conferences. Covering a variety of strategic, commissioning and clinical aspects of medicines optimisation in primary care.

We hope that you will join us and hundreds of your colleagues for your annual members conferences.

7th June in London  Sign up

28th June in Manchester  Sign up

For full details see our PCPA Events page.

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CALL FOR POSTERS Submit your poster for the PCPA Annual Conferences

For the abstract form and the specifications please use these links:-   Poster Submission form  and Poster guide


Spring 2016 Medicine Matters out now. It is in the resources area.

Coming in June 2016!

PCPA conference 2016

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for our annual members conferences in June.

Please register your interest for this event, as we only have limited places available. We have an excellent line up of top speakers from NHS England, NICE and the Patient's Association. Sessions will be tailored to suit our strategic and clinical pharmacists as well as our pharmacy technicians. A confirmed agenda will be released in the next few weeks.

Our conference partners are CPPE, UKCPA and the Pharmaceutical Advisers Group (PAG)

7th June in London  Sign Up

28th June in Manchester  Sign Up

A guide for GPs considering employing a practice pharmacist

GP Guide

Foreword by Ravi Sharma (lead GP practice pharmacist, DMC Healthcare) and Dr Jane Muir-Taylor (GP, London). This NEW GUIDE is endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Highlighting the workforce crisis in Primary Care, the guide covers:

  • What can pharmacists do?
  • What to look for in a pharmacist
  • Methods of recruitment
  • Options for employment

This NEW GUIDE is endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

NHS England has announced the locations of the successful applicants for the "Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice pilot"

The response from GP practices was so large and the quality of bids so high that around twice the original amount of funding is now available for the scheme. This means there will be opportunities for more than 400 pharmacists to be directly employed within the successful GP practices. To support pharmacists who may wish to take on this role NHS England have published new resources and materials.

This three year initiative marks a substantial milestone in the PCPA campaign to make sure all patients have the additional support of a pharmacist in their GP surgery. The pharmacists will be employed to help patients, while also easing GP workload and improving communication between general practice, hospitals and community pharmacists.

We are also supporting PCPA members who wish to take up this new role and have launched a new group for Practice Pharmacists

RPS have just published a comprehensive compendium of guidance, support and advice.

This online ultimate guide resource will support pharmacists working in or with GP Practices across GB. It will be useful for pharmacists thinking of a clinical career in general practice or starting work in a GP practice for the first time, pharmacists already supporting GPs, and may also be relevant to colleagues in primary care roles.

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