Meet the prescribers: pharmacists transforming care for patients

The number of pharmacist independent prescribers in Great Britain has increased by two-thirds over the past two years, reaching almost 15,000. In this collection of articles, we profile independent prescribers from across the three nations.

Almost 15,000 pharmacists have qualified to become independent prescribers since the role was first created in 2006, and thousands more will be following in their footsteps over the next six months as they begin new training courses. By 2026, independent prescribing training will form part of the pharmacy foundation training year, meaning that all pharmacists who successfully pass the registration assessment will become independent prescribers. 

Here, we showcase the variety of roles currently being carried out by pharmacist independent prescribers, from managing complex skin conditions to weaning patients off opioids. The collection features pharmacists from across Great Britain, working in a variety of settings and across a range of clinical areas.

Click on the profile cards above to gain an insight into what it is like to work as an independent prescriber, including the successes, challenges, regrets and what they do at the end of the working day to unwind.

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The Pharmaceutical Journal, PJ, October 2022, Vol 309, No 7966;309(7966)::DOI:10.1211/PJ.2022.1.159566

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