In 2018, the Welsh Government Minister for Health and Social Services invited the Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee to “work with stakeholders to develop a plan describing the future roles of pharmacy professionals in Wales and the steps to be taken by all stakeholders to maximise their use”.
Pharmacy: Delivering a Healthier Wales is the product of that work.
In preparing Pharmacy: Delivering a Healthier Wales all parts of the pharmacy profession have unified behind a consensus view of how, through the better use of the unique knowledge and skills of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, it can make a greater contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of the citizens of Wales.
The report represents the contributions of over four hundred pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from every part of Wales – the importance of which cannot be underestimated; the means of preparing the report has in many ways, been as valuable as the report itself.
The report Pharmacy: Delivering a Healthier Wales is the culmination of many months of significant discussion, engagement and effort of members of the Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee and of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales, without whose help it could not have been produced.