GPs and pharmacists with special interests (GPwSI and PhwSI)

9 December 2007

Our Health, Our Care, Our Say - a New Direction for Community Services reinforced the importance of services provided by healthcare professionals working in community settings, and both practitioners with special interests (PwSIs) and NHS specialist staff have key roles in the delivery of such services.

The following guides were published in 2007 under the series title Implementing Care Closer to Home: Convenient Quality Care for Patients

•Part 1: Introduction and overview
•Part 2: Step-by-step guide to commissioning services using practitioners with special interests
•Part 3: The accreditation of GPs and pharmacists with special interests
•Supporting Q&A
•A national framework for pharmacists with special interests

Click the link below for a Word version of sample PwSI applications for accreditation and reaccreditation.

PCTs may use this to develop their own documentation.

Click here for the link to the DH site

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