Seven Day Services in Hospital Pharmacy: Giving patients the care they deserve
Seven Day Services in Hospital Pharmacy: Giving patients the care they deserve, provides a summary of the meeting between the Society and colleagues to discuss the challenges faced in moving to seven day services and outlines emerging themes for the pharmacy profession to consider when developing seven day services supplemented by actions for consideration.
On the 20 May 2014, members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, along with other colleagues from across Great Britain, gathered in London to discuss the challenges in moving to seven day services so that pharmacists can better care for patients. This is a report of that meeting. It opened with a discussion on the wider context in which seven day services are developing, as illustrated by the RCP’s Future Hospital Commission and NHS England’s Seven Days a Week Forum workstreams, and then highlighted case studies on diverse approaches to extended and seven day pharmacy services.