RPS working together with health professions in Wales

RPS Wales joined forces with other health professions to meet with the CMO for Wales

As part of RPS Wales' programme of ongoing engagement with key decision makers in Wales, Head of External Relations Ross Gregory joined forces with representatives from other health professions on 30 August to meet with Dr Frank Atherton, Chief Medical Officer for Wales. Positive discussions were had about the role pharmacists and other members of the multidisciplinary team can play in delivering improvements in primary and community care services, and how their skills can contribute to the preventative public health agenda.

The meeting focused heavily on transforming care and developing new models and pathways to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of NHS services. To inform the Welsh Government of developments, the CMO called for examples of good practice and innovation which are demonstrating improvements in patient access to services and quality of care. If any RPS members have any examples of good practice that we can highlight to the CMO and the Welsh Government at future meetings, please get in touch.

Pictured are (left to right); Ross Gregory (RPS), Ruth Crowder (College of Occupational Therapists), Philippa Ford (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy), Dr Frank Atherton (CMO for Wales), Joanna Instone (British Dietetics Association), Dr Alison Stroud (Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists).