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Advanced and extended practice


As the NHS adapts to the ever-changing needs of the population, pharmacy is increasing being asked to deliver advanced and extended practice services for patients. Advanced and extended practice learning opportunities are provided by HEIW to support the continued development of the pharmacy professional.

We currently support practitioners to complete a range of courses to increase their specialist clinical knowledge, develop further clinical skills to manage acute and chronic conditions, become independent prescribers, improve their education and training skills and hone their research skills, from a range of universities and educational providers across Wales. 

We also offer support to pharmacy professionals to complete competency frameworks in two areas:

  • Pharmacists working in GP transition programmes, which involves 12 months of expert tutor support, to enable the learner to develop a portfolio of evidence demonstrating the required skill set.
  • Pharmacy Technician advanced practice framework, which involves 12 months of mentoring.