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Seamless Pharmaceutical Care

With increased collaboration between pharmacy and other health and social care services, pharmacy teams can play an even greater role in coordinating care to take the burden away from carers and speed up access to appropriate services.

The objectives of the sub-group are:

To support the seamless pharmaceutical care principles:

  • We will support mobilisation of the workforce to embed greater collaboration across all sectors including social care to improve safety and patient experience;
  • We will shift the focus of hospital teams to respond to changes in the delivery of care and transform access to medicines; and
  • We will ensure the development of the roles of specialised pharmacists and pharmacy technicians leading on centralised all Wales Medicine Services.

To deliver the 2022 goals:

  • Pharmacy Teams embedded at cluster level;
  • New community pharmacy contract increases focus on medicines optimization, health & wellbeing; and
  • Transform access to medicines and pharmaceutical advice to improve quality, sustainability and value.

To deliver the 2030 goals:

  • Pharmacy will manage all medicines as the experts in therapeutics, medicines usage and optimisation.
  • Community Pharmacy contracts will compliment other professional group contracts for the benefit of their cluster population.

The Seamless Pharmaceutical Care sub-group meets on a bi-monthly basis and aims to support the principles and deliver the goals linked to Seamless Pharmaceutical Care theme of Pharmacy: Delivering a Healthier Wales.

The sub-group is jointly led by Lloyd Hambridge (Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer in Welsh Government and Primary Care Cluster Lead in ABUHB) and Jonathan Simms (Clinical Director of Pharmacy in ABUHB), with wider membership composed of representatives from community and domiciliary care, NHS 111, community pharmacy, health boards, clusters and hospital pharmacy.

Please get in touch with our sub-group leads if you feel like you can contribute to any aspect of this theme: [email protected] or [email protected]