Working in partnership with GPs
A new partnership for pharmacists and GPs in Scotland
The NHS in Scotland faces a number of challenges. The population is ageing, with a greater number of people suffering from long-term conditions. Healthcare is getting more expensive as well. Everyone with an interest in preserving the NHS needs to think about how they would meet these challenges.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Scotland have been working closely with the Royal College of General Practitioners in Scotland to think about how pharmacists and GPs could work more closely together and improve patient care. Out of this work both organisations agreed to launch an initiative that would see a series of joint projects, marking a new degree of partnership working for the professions in Scotland.
To launch this initiative the two organisations have agreed a joint statement that sets out how pharmacists and GPs could work more closely together. The statement also looks at individual areas where work between the two professions could be improved. An Action Plan that schedules joint projects and initiatives will be launched shortly.