With the wider changes currently taking place across the NHS, including community pharmacy reforms, we have published good practice examples that show how community pharmacy can be integrated in the wider primary care and community health system.
The use of medicines is the largest treatment intervention in the NHS. As experts in medicines and their use pharmacists can help support efficiencies in the NHS and improve patient care as part of multidisciplinary teams.
These good practice examples of commissioning of pharmacy services outside of the core NHS contractual framework, such as closer working with GP surgeries, care homes and urgent and emergency care departments, are ones that our members have shared with us. We hope they inspire you to consider new approaches to the provision of care in your locality.
These are just a sample of the expertise and the solutions that Pharmacists can offer as part of the new models of care.