Development of clinical pharmacy education in UK

Moira Kinnear

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Clinical Pharmacy became established in the UK in the early 1980s and the early pioneers formed the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) in 1981. At this time, undergraduate Pharmacy degrees did not prepare graduates to practice clinical pharmacy and this led to Pharmacy NHS leaders co-operating with universities to develop postgraduate degrees in Clinical Pharmacy. Graduates from these degrees were then able to contribute to the planning and implementation of clinical pharmacy services and formulary management
as recommended by government circulars in the late 1980s.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5
Number of pages1
JournalNewsletter - European Society of Clinical Pharmacy
Issue number155
Publication statusPublished - May 2012


  • clinical pharmacy
  • pharmacy education
  • undergraduate pharmacy degrees

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