What will it include?
Pharmacy 2030 will consider how pharmacy will:
- Improve the safe and effective use of medicines for patients
- Address health inequalities and wellbeing for patients.
It will align pharmacy to national strategic priorities and identify the underpinning infrastructure required to:
- Ensure patients receive high quality services
- Maximise innovations including digital and technology developments
- Develop the pharmacy workforce.
What is happening when?
Initially the RPS will seek views of pharmacists working in key patient-facing areas, and then create focused visions for each. These focused visions will then be widely consulted on to seek views across the pharmacy profession, other health and care professions, and importantly with patients and the public. See section below for current progress.
Alongside these patient-facing areas, the RPS will engage with pharmacists working in non-patient facing roles such as technical roles, academia, education and the pharmaceutical industry.
In the autumn of 2021, all of this scoping work will be brought together into a single new vision for pharmacy – Pharmacy 2030 – which will demonstrate how pharmacy can work together as a whole profession to deliver seamless, person-centred care for patients.
Focused visions in development
- Initial scoping February-April 2021
- Focused vision published on 31 March 2021 (see above)
- Consultation closed on 1 July 2021.
General Practice pharmacy
- Scoping phase completed (23 April - 17 May)
- Focused vision published on 8 July 2021 (see above).
- Consultation closes on 1 September 2021.
Hospital pharmacy including patient facing and technical services
- Scoping began on 20 May.
- Focused vision expected to be published in mid-August.
Specialist pharmacy services (eg, care homes, prisons) and non-patient facing roles (eg, education)
- Scoping to begin in July 2021.
How do I take part?
To take part in a scoping group or the consultation phase, please contact: [email protected]