The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has published a ten-year vision for the future of pharmacy professional practice in England.
The vision, which was co-produced by The King’s Fund, explores how pharmacy teams in all care settings can support improved care for patients and help to address the many health challenges facing the country. It calls for the total integration of pharmacy professionals across the newly developed health and care systems, a comprehensive workforce strategy for the sector, and better use of data and research to improve patient outcomes.
PSNC welcomes the publication of the RPS’ Vision and believes the experience that The King’s Fund has gained working on this and talking to pharmacy professionals will prove extremely valuable as our project with them and Nuffield Trust to develop our vision and strategic options for the sector gathers pace.
PSNC Chief Executive, Janet Morrison, said:
“I was delighted to learn that the RPS has published its vision for the future of pharmacy professional practice in England.
Not only does this make many sensible recommendations for the future, but it is also a testament to the expertise of The King’s Fund. Though having a different focus from what we intend for our future vision for the sector, I do not doubt that the RPS’ vision will complement rather than contradict our own, given the critical role that The King’s Fund will have played in producing both.”
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