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.

RPS in Scotland joint PfE Conference with NES

On 26 May 2015 we had the pleasure of co-hosting "Prescription for Excellence - It's happening now!" with NHS Education for Scotland (NES).

This event was held to discuss the progress being made by NHS Boards in implementing PfE across Scotland. A flash report and presentations (see left and below) are now available from the day. Abstracts and posters can be found here.

Helen Gordon

Polypharmacy Reviews

Dawn MacBrayne - Prescribing Support Pharmacist, NHS Borders

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Howard Duff

Treating UTIs

David Pfleger - Director of Pharmacy, NHS Grampian

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Patrick Stubbs

Prescribing Clinics in GP practices

Emily Kennedy - Prescribing Support Pharmacist, NHS Dumfries and Galloway

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Patrick Stubbs

Telehealth: Panacea or placebo?

Antony McDavitt - Primary Care Pharmacist, NHS Shetland

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Simon Redman

Alpana Mair
Deputy Chief Pharmacist of Scotland, Scottish Government

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Simon Redman

Clinical Pharmacist Prescribers

Elaine Thomson - Locality Pharmacy Team Leader, NHS Tayside

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Alex MacKinnon

Prescribing in a care home

Francesca Aaen - Care Homes Pharmacist, NHS Lanackshire

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Alina Lourie

Post-MI LVSD Teach and Treat

Paul Forsyth - Heart Failure Pharmacist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

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Alina Lourie

Prescribing without boundaries

Roisin Kavanagh - Lead Pharmacist, NHS Ayrshire and Arran

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Catherine Duggan

Graeme Morrison
Inclusion Officer, Health and Social Care Alliance, Scotland

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Catherine Duggan

Alternative to hospital admission

Hazel Brown - Integrated Care Pharmacist, NHS Lothian

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Jocelyn Parkes

House of Care Model

Gail Caldwell - Pharmacy Director, NHS Forth Valley

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Jocelyn Parkes

Polypharmacy reviews

Clare Morrison - Lead Pharmacist, NHS Highland

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