16/01/2013 - Our plans for 2013 - Working together to improve patient care
Like you, we are committed to delivering the best possible care for patients. We know this is true whether you work in roles providing direct care to patients or as part of the wider professional environment, such as academia and the pharmaceutical industry.
Helen Gordon, Chief Executive, outlines some of our plans for 2013.
- Launching the RPS Faculty in June 2013
Recognising your development and advanced levels of practice, helping ensure that high quality professional practice is recognised.
- Publishing our Professional Standards for Public Health
The standards will provide a framework to help pharmacy teams, commissioners and providers design, implement, deliver and monitor high quality public health through pharmacy.
- Publication of MEP 37
The new edition will be published in July, supporting your day-to-day practice, helping you to exercise your professional judgement with confidence, delivering the best possible patient care.
- Building a Just Culture within Pharmacy
We will continue to lead in the work to develop an open, learning and Just Culture within pharmacy, improving patient safety through greater professional empowerment. We’re completely opposed to GPhC’s plans for self selection of P medicines and in 2013 we’ll be gathering the evidence that supports the vital role you play in maintaining patient safety and improving the quality of consultations in the sale of medicines for patients.
- Responding to changes in the NHS
We'll continue to work with our members to maximise the opportunities to improve patient care through the reforms and structural changes taking place across the NHS. By demonstrating the value of pharmaceutical care across the NHS we will provide opportunities for you to lead work that will gain better outcomes for the significant investment that we make in medicines.
As well as helping us deliver on our plans, as a member you’ll continue to have access to all the benefits of membership that support you in your day-to-day practice. Whether that’s accessing CPD articles in The Pharmaceutical Journal and Clinical Pharmacist to help keep your knowledge and skills up to date, receiving our Support alerts so you’re always aware of the latest patient safety issues, or networking with other pharmacists through our virtual networks, sharing your expertise and learning from the experiences of others.