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Despite the proven value of a Clinical Pharmacists, many organisations remain undecided on embedding one in their practice.

Of those that do, the majority struggle to maximise the value their Clinical Pharmacists could potentially bring.

Other problems GP practices struggle with include:

  • Vague Idea Of The Clinical Pharmacist Role – Organisations are unclear on how Clinical Pharmacists can help their practice thrive.
  • Time-Consuming To Embed – Many practices believe that efficiently embedding Clinical Pharmacists into their organisation is a full-time job.
  • Inefficient Impact Monitoring – Practices don’t know how to track and monitor the impact a Clinical Pharmacist has on workload, patient care and ROI, making them wary of utilising them.

Embedding a clinical pharmacist in your practice shouldn’t be so hard!

That’s why Soar Beyond has a SMART and simple solution to a complex problem. Our SMART platform is designed to help you overcome the challenges of embedding Clinical Pharmacists effortlessly and quickly within your practice for better efficiency, reduced workload and a greater level of patient care and ROI.

Here’s how SMART works:

That’s why Soar Beyond has a SMART and simple solution to a complex problem.

Our SMART platform is designed to help you overcome the challenges of embedding a clinical pharmacist effortlessly and quickly within your practice for better efficiency, reduced workload and a greater level of patient care and ROI.

Set-up and mobilize

  • End to end recruitment support
  • Induction resources and templates specific to role
  • Deep dive diagnostic to improve practice/PCN processes
  • Needs assessment to align pharmacist competencies to practice needs
  • Modelling tools to plan and deploy your service FAST
  • Simple project management tools to ensure your service is on track

Accelerate

  • Tracking and measuring impact of pharmacist
  • Evaluation of KPIs and outcome monitoring – complete visibility of service and outcomes
  • Development planning in line with practice needs
  • Interactive competency assessments tailored for junior and senior pharmacists
  • Activity and absence reporting
  • Optional monthly remote ACCELERATOR Coaching session

Resources and Tools

  • Comprehensive step by step guides and methodologies for clinical delivery
  • Best practice SOPs, protocols and audits
  • LTC management toolkits for asthma, diabetes, heart failure, AF and frailty
  •  Income generation support and resources – guides to DES delivery, QOF optimisation and prevalence finding
  • Ready-made searches, templates and guides for all major clinical systems
  • Practice processes to improve performance and productivity e.g. repeat prescribing toolkit

With over 13 years of experience in delivering clinical pharmacist services, our mission is to help you accelerate the efficiency of your practice by making it easy for you to embed, train, monitor and track your clinical pharmacist.

Your practice will benefit from better efficiency, reduced workload and a greater level of patient care AND ROI. Ultimately, SMART will help you run a better and more profitable practice.

Simply click the button below to request your free demo of the SMART platform. Alternatively, you can download our case studies to see how SMART has helped our clients run more efficient practices.

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Simply click the button below to request your free demo of the SMART platform. Alternatively, you can download our case studies to see how SMART has helped our clients run more efficient practices.

Case Study

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Case Study of a PCN Soar Beyond has been commissioned directly by to support with Pharmacist.

Situation: A 50,000 patient Primary Care Network which, like all PCNs, is still forming and storming; they haven’t yet agreed who will hold the employment contract, for example and is trying to finalise contractual arrangements. Furthermore, none of the practices having any experience of the GP Pharmacist role and so they face some potential pitfalls.

Task: To recruit and employ an effective pharmacist who can hit the ground running, start prescribing, running medication reviews and deliver the income-generation and clinical requirements of the DES in an equitable way across the 3 practices (varying in size from 6,000- 12,000 patients)

Action: This PCN recognised that time is short and understanding the importance of getting this right first time (GiRFT) has sought external expertise. By commissioning , Soar Beyond, experts in mobilising, delivering and supporting GP Pharmacists, Soar Beyond has helped the PCN tor do the following:

May 2019

  • Understand what the practice pharmacist can do and how they will add value
  • Diagnose the individual needs of the practice and how to manage practice expectations
  • Identify the specific skillset they need to recruit for
  • Advertise, screen, test & complete rigorous need-based interview with PCN GP participation
  • Help the PCN to sell their role to the pharmacist candidates
  • Support the practice to employ and agree terms & conditions

Result: June 2019, after interviewing, the selected candidate (3 were shortlisted for interview from 20 sourced by Soar Beyond and the 6 from the PCN advertising directly). The Pharmacist has now accepted the job offer to start in September 2019; Soar Beyond will continue to support the PCN and the pharmacist to be successful by providing our SMART platform which:

  • helps the pharmacist and practice to identify their development needs when they join
  • ensures the practice is supporting and supervising the pharmacist with least effort and most impact
  • provides the pharmacist with the tools and resources so they are being as efficient as they can be from day one- e.g LTC searches, consultation templates and audits for EMIS and SYSTmOne, repeat prescribing tool kits etc
  • visibility of the pharmacist achievement by sharing KPIs that matter to the practice and DES delivery

Conclusions and advice to PCNs:

The challenge for PCNs is to get your pharmacist recruitment right first time and really consider what the demands and expectations are. In this real case-study, many conversations were had about whether a prescriber is needed, the level of seniority, the change management and leadership skills required, the day-to-day working role etc.

Soar Beyond initially facilitated a short diagnostic session with two practice managers and the Clinical Director that scoped these out and clarified the requirements to meet practice and PCN needs; delivering a clear action-plan. It is important for PCNs to recognise that the expansion of the role means that there is competition for skilled pharmacists with general practice experience and that their background and qualifications will have an important bearing on the level of supervision and support needed. If you are a PCN seeking support and needing expertise to help you source and support your PCN Pharmacist, contact us to GiRFT – get it right first time!