NHS pharmacy priorities
The NHS is changing to meet increasing demands and to ensure investment is made to ensure the best outcomes for patients. The NHS Long Term Plan sets out a vision for patient care. Pharmacy plays an important part in the medicines optimisation agenda in all sectors of practice.
If you practice in community pharmacy you will be familiar with the Pharmacy Quality Scheme, which is part of the NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework: 2019 to 2024. We continue to support community pharmacy teams in meeting the quality payment criteria and you can access resources on the Pharmacy Quality Scheme section of the CPPE website.
Keeping patients safe when they transfer between care settings and making sure they have the appropriate medicines is vital to their health and protection. We have developed a new learning area to support all sectors of pharmacy in considering transfer of care and how cross-sector working can be developed.
Antimicrobial resistance remains a global concern. Do you understand the threats caused by Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the important role pharmacy can play in ensuring the appropriate and safe use of antibiotic therapy? Our AMR clinical area will support you and the pharmacy team in learning more about the importance of AMR and how you can contribute to this NHS priority.
Demonstrating effective leadership skills and behaviours is vital in navigating through change and ensuring you deliver high quality pharmaceutical care and services to the patients you serve. Our Leadership portfolio includes new programmes for hospital and community practice colleagues. To find out more take a look at the Leadership area of the CPPE website.
To find information and resources on a wide range of topics, click on the NHS priorities tab for a suite of gateway pages, available on the dark blue bar at the top of this page.