Responding to news in the Chancellor's budget of a £425 million investment in the NHS, with £325 million invested in local Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs), and £100m in A&E Departments, Director for England Robbie Turner said:
"For STPs to be truly transformational they need to include pharmacists as part of their delivery plans.
"We have written to all STP leads to emphasise the strategic benefits of including pharmacy, not least because medicines are one of the biggest investments in any STP budget. The strategic benefits of having pharmacists in A&E departments has already been demonstrated and we’d like to see further inclusion of pharmacists as part of the multidisciplinary team in A&E.”
Read the letter and document we issued to STP leads this week.