A Parliamentary Motion has been lodged in the Scottish Parliament to celebrate the publication of Pharmacy 2030, Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Scotland’s brand new professional vision for the future of pharmacy in Scotland, produced in collaboration with the National Pharmacy Technician Group Scotland.
The motion explains that the vision was co-produced with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in all healthcare settings across Scotland.
Furthermore, the motion recognises the aim that by 2030 pharmacy teams will work together, using their expertise to make the best use of medicines and, will take a person-centred approach, providing care holistically rather than by clinical condition.
Pharmacy 2030 describes a future in which pharmacists will lead prescribing in all care settings and optimise therapeutic outcomes for patients by prescribing, monitoring, reviewing, adjusting and stopping medicines. This will be underpinned by empowering patients to make shared decisions.
Crucially, the motion highlights the important role that RPS will play by working with partners across health and social care to make this vision a reality.
Jackie Baillie MSP, who lodged the Parliamentary Motion, said:
“I would like to congratulate Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scotland on the publication of its brand-new professional vision, Pharmacy 2030.
Pharmacy is a fantastic profession. Every day, pharmacists are providing high quality care to my constituents, across a wide range of care settings: including in hospital, GP practices and in the community.
I hope that the motion raises awareness of the wonderful work pharmacy teams are already doing and gets important discussion going about how to make the ideas in Pharmacy 2030 a reality.”
Clare Morrison, Director for Scotland at RPS commented:
“I am absolutely delighted that the publication of Pharmacy 2030 has been recognised in the Scottish Parliament by a Parliamentary Motion.
Pharmacists are already delivering so much, but the Pharmacy 2030 vision outlines a future where pharmacists will be able to achieve even greater professional roles. Pharmacists are medicines experts, so the future has to be around leading prescribing across all care settings and in medicines management. This will improve the patient experience and outcomes, so patients are supported to get the very best from their medicines.
Pharmacy 2030 outlines an exciting vision of the future for pharmacy in Scotland, but it will only become a reality through RPS and our partners across working together to achieve the aims outlined in the vision.”