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Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care: A Strategy for Scotland

Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care: A Strategy for Scotland

Monday, August 21, 2017

ISBN: 9781788511568

The strategy aims to transform the role of pharmacy across all areas of pharmacy practice, increase capacity, and offer the best person-centred care. It sets out the priorities, commitments and actions for improving and integrating pharmacy and pharmacy services in Scotland.

Executive Summary

Our vision is for pharmacy as an integral and enhanced part of a modern NHS in Scotland.

This strategy aligns what is being done in pharmacy with the Scottish Government’s strategic approach to planning for, and delivering of, healthcare services and the direction of policy now set out in the Health and Social Care Delivery Plan, the National Clinical Strategy, Pulling Together, the Modern Outpatient Collaborative, Realistic Medicine, the Mental Health Strategy, and the six essential actions to improve unscheduled care.

Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care describes how pharmaceutical care will evolve in Scotland and the crucial contribution of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, working together with other health and social care practitioners, to improve the health of the population and impact on health outcomes, especially for those with multiple long term and complex conditions.

Two main priorities are identified: Improving NHS Pharmaceutical Care and Enabling NHS Pharmaceutical Care Transformation. These priorities are supported by 9 commitments and 29 actions which focus on integrating and enhancing the role of pharmacy across all areas of pharmacy practice, increasing capacity, and offering the best person-centred care.