Models of care for pharmacy within primary care clusters (Wales)

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The NHS Wales Prudent Prescribing Implementation Group (PPIG) and The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) believe that patients in Wales will benefit from the full integration of a pharmacist’s clinical expertise within primary care settings.

PPIG and the RPS believe health and wellbeing will be improved by:

  • Innovation: Further developing innovative ways of local working that embraces and utilises the skills and clinical expertise of pharmacists. 
  • Workforce planning: Ensuring workforce plans fully incorporate the skills and experience of all health and social care professionals, providing a comprehensive multidisciplinary care team in people’s own localities. 
  • Integration: Fully utilising the skills of pharmacists within the multidisciplinary team in treating common ailments and minor injuries as part of national arrangements for unscheduled and emergency care. 
  • Patient empowerment: Facilitating patients to share their health record with appropriate professionals when accessing services in a primary care cluster. 
  • Access to pharmaceutical expertise: Enhancing local care through routine access to a network of pharmacy expertise in each primary care cluster.

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Models of care for pharmacy within primary care clusters