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Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care: A Strategy for Scotland

DescriptionThe 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.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateAugust 21, 2017


ISBN 978 1 78851 156 8 (web only publication)
PPDAS 272286

This document is also available in pdf format (1.2 MB)


An errata was published on 21st September 2017 as a result of punctuation and typographical corrections plus the substitution of text on page 42, section headed: Digital Integration.

The pdf and html have both been updated within the document to reflect these changes.


1. Foreword
Rose Marie Parr, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Scottish Government

2. Executive Summary

3. Improving NHS pharmaceutical care
Community pharmacy
GP practice-based pharmacy
Hospital pharmacy
Delivering safer use of medicines
Care homes and care at home
Remote and rural communities

4. Enabling NHS pharmaceutical care transformation
Pharmacy workforce
Digital information and technologies
Sustainable pharmaceutical care services

5. Next steps

6. Summary of commitments and actions