Commenting on the formal announcement of the UK Commission on Pharmacy Professional Leadership, RPS President Professor Claire Anderson said:
“We welcome the announcement of further information including confirmation of members of the Commission. I am delighted that the Commission will focus on how strong professional leadership will support both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to further develop their skills and to apply their knowledge to meet the growing demands on our health service.
“I look forward to contributing and playing my part as a Commission member in discussions of all aspects of professional leadership. The RPS has and continues to champion developing clinical roles for pharmacists across all sectors to deliver the best possible care for patients. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can be further empowered to increase their contribution to safe and effective patient care.
“I also welcome the inclusivity of the Commission across pharmacy, something which is reflected in our Pharmacy Vision work in Scotland, Wales and England to support pharmacy teams to use their clinical skills wherever there is a patient need. Inclusion of an international perspective in the Commission is something that is particularly close to my own heart.
“It’s positive to see the Commission plans to report by the end of the year and we look forward to further details about its structure and timeline of activity.”
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