Review of NHS Pharmaceutical Care of Patients in the Community in Scotland

Report of an independent review of NHS pharmaceutical care of patients in the community in Scotland, carried out by Dr Hamish Wilson and Professor Nick Barber.


Discussions were held with representatives from a number of stakeholders including:

Alliance Boots
Association of Directors of Social Work
BMA Scotland/SGPC
Care Inspectorate
Community Pharmacy Scotland
Company Chemist Association
General Pharmaceutical Council
Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists
Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland
National Pharmacy Association
NHS National Education for Scotland
NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland
NHS National Services Scotland
NHS Scotland Directors of Scotland
NHS Scotland Primary Care and Pharmacy Leads
Patients Association Scotland
Pharmacists' Defence Association
Robert Gordon University
Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of Nursing
Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Scotland
University of Strathclyde
Voluntary Health Scotland

Plus a number of individuals with an interest in specific aspects of the review.

Online survey questionnaire:

118 responses:
65 from representatives of organisations
53 from individuals - Pharmacists, pharmacy Managers/Owners, GPs, nurses, academics and members of the public.

Organisations responding:-

Aberdeenshire CHP
AlbaPharm Limited
Alliance Boots
Angus Council - Social Work and Health
Balmullo and Leuchers SODS (Save Our Dispensing Surgeries)
Boots Pharmacist Association
Borders Area Pharmacy Contractors' Committee
British Medical Association - Scottish General Practitioners' Committee
British Pharmaceutical Students' Association
Care Inspectorate
Community Pharmacy Scotland
Co-operative Pharmacy
Cordia Services LLP
Department of Public Health, NHS Lothian
Dispensing Doctors Association
Fife Council Social Work Service
General Pharmaceutical Council
Grange Prestonfield Community Council
Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists
Largo Area Community Council
Lothian Pharmacy Contractors' Committee
Midlothian CHP
Moray Community Health and Social Care Partnership
National Pharmacy Association Scotland
NHS 24
NHS Borders
NHS Education for Scotland
NHS Fife
NHS Fife Strategic Pharmacy Group
NHS Forth Valley
NHS Forth Valley Area Pharmaceutical Committee
NHS Grampian
NHS Grampian Area Pharmaceutical Committee
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Area Pharmaceutical Committee
NHS Health Scotland
NHS Highland Area Pharmaceutical Committee
NHS Highland Community Pharmacy Services
NHS Lothian
NHS Scotland Directors of Pharmacy
NHS Shetland/NHS Orkney
NHS Tayside
NHS Tayside Area Pharmaceutical Committee
NHS Lanarkshire
North Lanarkshire Council
Pharmacists' Defence Association
Primary Care Pharmacy Group
Royal College of General Practitioners-Scotland
Royal College Of Nursing
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Scottish National Acute Pharmacy Services Networking Group
Scottish Palliative Care Pharmacists' Association
Scottish Pharmaceutical Public Health Network
Scottish Prescribing Advisors Association
Scottish Specialist Pharmacists in Substance Misuse
South Lanarkshire Council
South Sector Glasgow CHP
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences
The Company Chemists' Association
The City of Edinburgh Council and its Multidisciplinary Partners
United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association
West Dunbartonshire
West Lothian CHCP

Separate submissions were received from:

Association of Directors of Social Work
Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland
NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland

and from a number of organisations who had responded to the online survey questionnaire.


Email: Elaine Muirhead

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