In response to CPE’s Vision launch, Tase Oputu, RPS England Board Chair, said:
“Throughout our work with The King’s Fund last year, we consistently heard from health and care leaders how community pharmacy has a fundamental part to play in the health service of the future.
“Today’s report is a welcome addition to this conversation and sets out a roadmap for the Government and the NHS to help maximise community pharmacy’s role to support patient care.
“There are some key enablers to make this a success, including workforce planning to ensure a pipeline of pharmacists for the future, making best use of skill mix within pharmacy teams, and much-needed investment in IT and interoperable patient records.
“It is vital that pharmacist and pharmacy teams are now supported across the system to help make the most of community pharmacy’s potential, delivering more integrated care and developing new services to reduce health inequalities and continue making a difference for patients.”
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