The Community Pharmacy Forward View published today is the culmination of joint working between Pharmacy Voice and PSNC, supported by the RPS, and sets out the sector’s ambitions to radically enhance and expand the personalised care, support and well-being services that community pharmacies provide.
It focuses on 3 key roles for the community pharmacy of the future:
• As the facilitator of personalised care for people with long-term conditions
• As the trusted, convenient first port of call for episodic healthcare advice and treatment
• As the neighbourhood health and wellbeing hub
Sandra Gidley, Chair of the English Pharmacy Board said:
“The RPS English Pharmacy Board supports the PSNC and Pharmacy Voice Forward View initiative as a way of resetting the debate about the future of community pharmacy.
“For many months pharmacists and their teams have faced uncertainty about the future. The Community Pharmacy Forward View is designed to provide a sense of direction for community pharmacy, from community pharmacy.
“We are committed to working with PSNC and Pharmacy Voice to make sure the views of patients the public as well as RPS members shape these proposals into practical changes that will improve care through making the most of community pharmacists skills.”