Scottish Government publishes New Pharmaceutical Strategy

Section: In the CommunityType: News Item Date Published: 21st August 2017

A new Pharmaceutical Care Strategy aims to ensure that pharmacy care is an integral and enhanced part of a modern NHS in Scotland.

Following engagement with a range of stakeholders over the last two years, and refreshing the Prescription for Excellence document, published in 2013, the purpose of this strategy is to present a revitalised focus on the priorities “that will make improvements happen”.

The new strategy seeks to :

  • facilitate the co-production of tools and interventions that can be used to help support shared decision making around the use of medicines.
  • increasing access to community pharmacy as the first port of call for managing long term conditions and supporting self management.
  • optimising the use of digital information, data and technologies for improved service delivery.

Existing established Scottish Government working groups will evolve to support the strategy and, where appropriate, the Government establish specific short-life task and finish groups to advise on the design, testing and implementation of the programme of work.

Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care: A Strategy for Scotland

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