The future for pharmacy and public health

This event is now fully booked.

As Chief Executive of the RSPH, Professor Richard Parish is leading the government forum on Public Health and Pharmacy and by the end of 2012 there will be much progress to update both Society memberships on. Pharmacy will play an increased role in PH medicine in the future as the government looks to pharmacy as being the ‘gatekeepers’ of wellness services. 

This joint conference between the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal Society for Public Health will offer a platform to update on the ongoing plans for public health and pharmacy. We will hear from those leading the work streams including Mike Farrar on where community pharmacy sits in the new landscape, Helen Gordon on the professional standards for PH pharmacy and Professor John Newton on developing the evidence base for pharmacy’s contribution to public health, as well as the opportunity to hear from those in government.

It is important for our members to attend a meeting such as this so you are kept abreast of plans which directly affect your careers so you are aware of proposed changes and be part of the process in implementing them. This is your opportunity to contribute to the future direction of travel for pharmacy and public health. 

Aims and objectives of the conference would include:

  • Identifying how and where community pharmacies sit in the wider primary, community and secondary care and public health systems
  • Update on current progress made by the Pharmacy and Public Health Forum – outlining their action plan and deliverable dates
  • Inform delegates on the role that pharmacy is currently undertaking in PH and highlight showcase examples
  • Understand clearly the governmental plans to incorporate pharmacy into the public healthcare landscape
  • Offer the opportunity to bring our members views to the forefront of forum activity

Target audience:

  • Community Pharmacists – seen as  the gatekeepers of wellness services in government plans to increase the role of Public Health in pharmacy
  • Clinical commissioning groups –responsible for distributing healthcare and financial responsibilities under government proposals
  • Pharmacy technicians with an interest PH – will play an increasing role in dealing with patient facing public health concerns
  • Interested Stakeholders – vested interest in the future of public health medicine
  • Academic Pharmacists - with interests in public health research – updated on the future role of pharmacy and where their research projects may fit