RPS in Scotland and Prescription for Excellence
In September 2013 the Scottish Government published "Prescription for Excellence - A Vision and Action Plan for the right pharmaceutical care through integrated partnerships and innovation" (PfE). This report signals the way forward for NHS pharmaceutical care in Scotland and lists a number of action points to be taken forward over the next 10 years.
The overriding objective of the plan is that all patients will receive high quality pharmaceutical care using the clinical skills of the pharmacist to their full potential. To achieve this all pharmacists, regardless of whether they work in a hospital, community, NHS Board, or other setting, will undertake an enhanced role in preventing ill health and providing a clinical input to a caseload of patients.
RPS in Scotland involvement in PfE
PfE came on the back of Scottish Government consultation with stakeholders as part of the "Wilson-Barber Review" to which RPS in Scotland provided an extensive response following consultation with our members.
Following the publication of the report Dr. John McAnaw, Chair of the Scottish Pharmacy Board, represents RPS in Scotland on the PfE Steering Board and Alex MacKinnon, Director for Scotland, is our representative on the PfE Reference Group.
More information on the PfE governance arrangements and progress can be found on the Scottish Government's PfE web page.