Aamer Safdar BPharm (Hons), MSc, PGCE (PCET), MA, FHEA, MRPharmS Principal Pharmacist Lead for Education and Development, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Clinical Lecturer, Kings College London NHS Clinical Leadership Fellow UKCPA E&T Committee and General Committee Member
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Principal pharmacist lead for education and development at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Jizak English Pharmacy Board member, Aamer Safdar, says pharmacists must “stop being precious” about traditional pharmacy roles and embrace the skills of technicians.
As a hospital pharmacist specialising in education, training and development, my particular area of interest is in workforce development. My vision for the future of pharmacy over the next five years is for pharmacy to be fully integrated in the health care system across patient pathways from cradle to grave. This requires a sustainable, capable, adaptable, responsive and flexible (SCARF) workforce. Pharmacists to be recognised as medicines experts and scientific professionals. This is a very
As the only practising hospital pharmacist currently on the English Pharmacy Board, I am acutely aware that the voice of hospital pharmacy needs to be represented at this level. In the three years that I have been on the Board, the transformation in pharmacy and the call for pharmacists to be recognised as medicines experts is ever increasing. From my perspective, the cuts in funding for community pharmacy have dealt a hammer blow to the health and care system at a time when accessible health
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