Workforce, training and education
East Midlands

Pharmacy in practice

Clinical and specialist practice in all sectors of pharmacy are essential to attract professionals to continue to develop their careers and lead advances in medicines optimisation. Priority areas for our region are mental health, antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) and advancing innovation in the future utilising genomics.

The NHS Long Term plan supports care as close as possible to where people live. To help achieve this we are supporting education for more specialist mental health pharmacists to work in primary care settings. In addition we support all pharmacy professionals to be confident supporting people living with mental health conditions to manage their medicines and express their choices about their medication choices.

The vision for the AMS workstream is that conservation of antimicrobials is recognised as everyone’s responsibility and are empowered to use antimicrobials wisely, reducing the treat of resistance and increasing sustainability. 

Newly qualified pharmacist pathway

This new pathway aims to support eligible learners in all sectors to meet the revised learning outcomes of the new Post-registration Foundation Pharmacist Curriculum, as part of their journey towards advanced practice and prescribing. It is learner-led and designed to complement any existing programmes and post-graduate diplomas used in your organisation.

The links provide further information for eligible learners and educational supervisors:

  1. The Briefing for employers and key stakeholders
  2. A Sign-up guide for learners
  3. Information for educational supervisors
  4. IET update #6


The pathway will be open to all newly qualified pharmacists in any sector, who undertook their preregistration training year in 2021/22.  As this is a vocational pathway learners will need to have access to educational supervision and be registered with the GPhC and employed as a pharmacist.

Further information

If you would like further information about the Newly Qualified Pharmacist Pathway please visit our webpage or register.

Independent Prescribing

Please visit HEE’s national page for the latest updates.