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Health Education England (HEE) has invited community pharmacy contractors to a meeting to discuss training of pharmacists to become Independent Prescribers (IP).

Earlier, HEE together with NHS England and NHS Improvement has supported a first phase of IP training for community pharmacists from January to March 2022, and is now working to secure a further rounded of funded training from Autumn 2022.

The upcoming virtual meeting is aimed to help inform future independent prescriber training offers by ensuring it is aligned with the needs of the pharmacy workforce.

The session will provide an opportunity to contractors to discuss key challenges and gain information about funding and timelines from the team at HEE.

The event will be held on Thursday (March 10), from 6-8pm.

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