Guides to Community Pharmacy and Pharmacy Regulations 2013
The BMA has produced two excellent documents in conjunction with the NHSE and PSNC. One is a Guide to GP Practices aimed at Community Pharmacists. The other is a Guide to Community Pharmacies for GPs.
Both are excellent summaries of how each business works in terms of funding, contracting , qualification and regulation. We would commend the Guide to GP Practices to newer GPs and registrars as it explains well the complexities of funding streams and contracting.
Guide to Community Pharmacies for GPs: http://www.bma.org.uk/support-at-work/gp-practices/service-provision/prescribing/the-community-pharmacy
Guide to GP Practices aimed at Community Pharmacists: http://www.bma.org.uk/support-at-work/gp-practices/service-provision/prescribing/the-gp-practice