RPS calls for evidence on pharmacy practice and COVID-19

RPS has today issued a short survey as part of a call for evidence to inform the future of pharmacy practice after COVID-19.

We know the past few weeks have been challenging for pharmacists and their teams, who have been going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whilst day-to-day pressures will continue, we’re also starting to talk to government and the NHS about the longer-term impact of COVID-19 and how the health service will need to adapt.

We now need your help to share new ideas and solutions for pharmacy practice.

We want to find out more about what changes you’ve welcomed, what you want to keep, and what else could make a difference.

Please complete this short survey to share your views and ideas for the future.

We’ll be running a Facebook live on Friday 22 May at 1.00pm and more opportunities to join the conversation will be coming soon.

RPS President Sandra Gidley said:

“COVID-19 means the whole of the health service has to think about doings things differently. This means better integration across care settings and making greater use of pharmacists’ clinical skills to look after patients and manage demand on the NHS.

“A number of changes have already been made to pharmacy practice to enable pharmacists to care for patients safely.

“We want to hear from the whole profession about the positive changes that have happened, what practice would be good to keep after the pandemic, and what else pharmacy teams think could really make a difference.   

“We’ll then take these ideas to governments, politicians and the NHS across the country to make sure we keep the best of what frontline pharmacists want and need.”