This article is designed to cover those items that pharmacy trust buyers (i.e. the person in the trust responsible for managing the sourcing and procurement of medicines) need to understand in order to perform their duties efficiently.  It is meant to supplement any trust induction programme and to be completed over the first 6 months of employment.  It also details further educational opportunities.

NB It may be worth finding a pharmacy buyer from another trust who can help you work through this document and answer any questions you might have.  If you need a suggestion ask your procurement specialist or consortium chair to nominate someone.