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Prescribing Pharmacist Update

The NCL Training Hub is excited to announce a significant update regarding the transformational changes to the initial education and training of pharmacists (IETP). These changes will greatly impact the pharmacy workforce across primary care environments, including general practice and community pharmacy. In brief, this means that starting in August 2026, all newly qualified pharmacists will be Independent Prescribers upon registration. Please refer to the attached communication for an overview of these changes, along with useful actions for primary care employers to prepare adequately and support the pharmacy workforce during this transition.