This Vision and Action Plan, Prescription for Excellence, complements the Scottish Government’s 2020 Vision Route Map and Quality Strategy Ambitions. It plays to the strengths of pharmacists as experts in the therapeutic use of medicines and their potential contribution and integration into health and social care teams.
It reaffirms the contribution of the pharmacist and the pharmaceutical care they provide in our future healthcare system. It builds on the direction of travel of our progressive and developing policy landscape for high quality, sustainable health and social care, and the comprehensive study on NHS pharmaceutical care in Scotland undertaken by Dr Hamish Wilson and Professor Nick Barber in 2012.
Over the years, NHS pharmaceutical care in Scotland has attracted a well-earned UK and international reputation for innovative models of care. Our Vision and Action Plan aims to keep Scotland at the forefront of innovation and high quality pharmaceutical care, and its contribution towards our shared goal of world-leading healthcare.