Researchers at the Centre for Pharmacy Workforce Studies


Researchers at the Centre for Pharmacy Workforce Studies (CPWS) at the University of Manchester and ICF have been commissioned by NHS England to evaluate the impact of the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF) learning pathways.

The pathways include medicines optimisation in care homes, integrated urgent care/NHS 111, accuracy checking for pharmacy technicians, and postgraduate pathways and modules mainly aimed at pharmacists in community pharmacy, and in health and justice.

The aim of this study is to explore the degree to which the various PhIF training pathways have impacted upon the roles, professional practice, and career aspirations of the pharmacy workforce.

CPWS are calling particularly on pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in community pharmacy and their employers/managers.

They are equally interested in speaking to you if you decided NOT to access any of this PhIF funded learning or felt unable to support your staff to do so.

Taking part involves a telephone interview that will take place at a time convenient for you.

This study has received ethical approval from the University of Manchester Research Ethics Committee [UREC: 7358].

Please seem forms below for information sheet outlining the study. Please take some time to read this information and contact the research team at the University of Manchester if you have any further questions about the study.

If you would like to take part in an interview, please contact Jayne Astbury on 0161 2757493 or to arrange a convenient time for an interview.

Information sheet Employers Managers

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Information sheet Non-participating Employers Managers