Leading evidence-based practice
Involved in research and strategic leadership to shape service development
The creation of a recognised evidence base to underpin the use of medicines and pharmacy practice will continue to be essential in 2030. By then, most pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will have developed research capability and will be involved in
research, service development and quality improvement. Pharmacists working in
academia and industry will play a leading role both in conducting research and
in supporting the development of research skills in others.
This evidence will be essential in enabling pharmacists to develop prescribing guidance. By 2030, such guidance will include consideration of the environmental impact of different medicines. Altogether this work will reduce harm, waste and
Pharmacists will also have an important role to play in strategic leadership to shape services and
models of care in NHS boards and other organisations, wherever medicines are used.