It has become apparent from feedback from our NHSE pilot pharmacists that even after attending centrally-funded training, many of them are not confident or equipped to implement in practice, and that they needed something more tangible and practical to deliver the clinical and process changes in their GP practices.
We are also aware that many clinical pharmacists are securing positions independently of the NHSE scheme and therefore, working in isolation in practice with no training or support available.
Theory and background is important, but what we were hearing, time after time, was “I need to know exactly what to do when I go back to my practice”.
Recognition of this unmet need by Soar Beyond, led to development of the i2i Network in February 2017.
The explicit goal of the i2i Network is to support practice pharmacists to become expert clinicians and change agents by helping them to implement and capture measurable patient and practice outcomes.
Critically, the i2i Network faculty feels passionately that practice pharmacists:
There is an opportunity for all pharmacists who attend our workshops to get involved in a FREE data capture project for each therapy area. This will give you an opportunity to be a part of a bespoke project and allow you to showcase your measurable outcomes over a 12 month period and/or show how you are reducing GP workload.
The i2i Network have launched our first data capture implementation project for diabetes in Devon. We have provided the pharmacists involved with searches, templates and other useful online resources, to enable them to implement their learning, as well as providing them access to regular i2i support for the duration of the project. As the data is submitted from the pharmacists clinics, we will be following the patient journey in both a qualatitive and quantitive manner to capture the patient outcomes achieved.
We are committed to supporting the ongoing development of the curriculum for clinical practice pharmacists.
We have also launched the annual i2i awards (May 2018) to enable you to showcase your patient outcomes, share model projects, show benefits to your practice and celebrate your individual or group achievements.