Next steps for the Pharmacy Forward View

PSNC and Pharmacy Voice, with the support of the RPS English Pharmacy Board, have launched the next stage of the Community Pharmacy Forward View (CPFV) project – ‘Making it Happen’. This comes four months after the publication of the plan, which has helped to inform the recommendations of the recent Murray Review

This next phase will focus will on how to deliver the vision by facilitating the policy change, professional development and partnership working required to enable community pharmacy to fulfil its role within an integrated health and care system. It also involves calling on NHS leaders and the government to seek their commitment to working with the sector to develop and implement the plan.

The new CPFV micro site provides detailed information and resources for pharmacy teams, LPCs and key stakeholders. These include an outline implementation framework for delivering the CPFV vision and case studies from pharmacy organisations that have trialled new working practices.

The pharmacy bodies are inviting feedback from community pharmacy leaders, frontline teams and their local partners on implementation pathways for each of the three future roles for community pharmacy that are described in the CPFV.

These implementation pathways are offered as a ‘starter for ten’; others are invited to review, refine and expand with their own ideas. In particular, local leaders are invited to give feedback and share their own stories of taking steps along the pathways described (or along alternative routes), and the lessons learned on how progress can be accelerated and any barriers dealt with.

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