Educational supervision to support pharmacy professionals’ learning and practice of advanced roles

Michelle Styles, Helen Middleton, Ellen Schafheutle, Matthew Shaw

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Pharmacy professionals are increasingly moving into advanced roles, including in primary care. In England, the publicly funded Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF) enabled employment and training of pharmacy professionals in new patient-facing roles, including general practice and care homes. In recognition of the need for support and supervision during work-based learning and building on established support structures in medicine and nursing, one of the providers of PhIF funded learning developed a supervision structure which mirrors arrangements for postgraduate medical specialty training. This paper describes what informed this supervision model, with a particular focus on educational supervision, its delivery, and the training which was developed to support supervisors. This supervision enabled pharmacy professionals moving into primary care to practise safely, manage workplace challenges, extend their roles and make progress with their education. This model illustrates the benefits of supervision in supporting post-registration learning to facilitate the development of advanced patient-facing clinical roles.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational journal of clinical pharmacy
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 20 Apr 2022


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