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Understanding the future

An educated view on future developments helps you to plan your direction today

This P3 Business CPD module looks at how technological advances and changes in behaviour might shape the future of pharmacy.

How should you prepare for what the future might hold?


  • To understand what the future holds for my pharmacy and the direction we should be heading in.


  • To understand the process of scenario planning – a business tool that can be used to identify trends and possible future outcomes
  • To undertake a PEST analysis and prepare two scenarios for the future: one optimistic, the other pessimistic.

About this module

Pharmacy needs strong managers, effective leaders and people with the right skills to drive the profession forward. With this in mind, P3 Business CPD modules are written as practical learning tools for use by anyone in the pharmacy team.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of the module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded in a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

Record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end of this module, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

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