Implementing the Community Pharmacy Forward View

RPS comments on the Implementing the Community Pharmacy Forward View

Pharmacy Voice and PSNC, with the support of the RPS, have today launched the next phase of the Community Pharmacy Forward View (CPFV) project, with a new website and report outlining an implementation framework for delivering the CPFV vision.  

The bodies are inviting feedback via the new website from community pharmacy leaders, frontline teams and their local partners on implementation pathways for each of the three future roles for community pharmacy that are described in the CPFV. The website explains the Community Pharmacy Forward View and the implementation framework in more detail, as well as showcasing pharmacy organisations who are pioneering new ways of working. 


In the new report, 'Making it Happen’, the national pharmacy organisations take the next step toward turning both the Community Pharmacy Forward View vision and the Murray Review recommendations into reality, by setting out pathways for the policy change, professional development and partnership working required to enable community pharmacy to play its full role within an integrated health and care system.


Sandra Gidley RPS England Chair said:


“The publication of the Community Pharmacy Forward View, and our support for this initiative, signalled that the sector was both serious and joined up about the future for community pharmacy.  


"Given the context of cuts to the community pharmacy budget and ever growing pressure within the NHS, it’s vital that this vision is translated into a plan that can be delivered. Through the RPS the wider profession has a voice in the changes that are proposed. My hope is that the Government will show through action that they are equally committed to supporting implementation of the Community Pharmacy Forward View. The Government’s active support for the changes we are proposing will do much to rebuild trust with community pharmacy and most importantly improve patient care.”