Guidance for local authorities on producing pharmaceutical needs assessments (PNAs) has been issued by national pharmacy organisations today. Local authority Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) across England will have a statutory responsibility for PNAs from April.
Pharmacy Voice and partners have completed an audit of medicines interventions at pharmacy practices in England to determine pharmacy’s contribution to medicines optimisation and patient safety.
Pharmacy Voice has published the third in its series of ‘landscape’ documents, which gives an update on the reforms to the NHS and Social Care in England.
Pharmacy Voice has today (Thursday 6th September) launched an IT strategy which outlines a cross-sector plan for the development of pharmacy systems.
Pharmacy Voice has published a ‘landscape’ document, which maps the rapid evolution of health service structures in England.
Pharmacy Voice took its campaign against pointless red tape to the heart of Government in Whitehall. Proposals to shave bureaucracy in dispensing and the administration of prescription payments were delivered to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at the Cabinet Office, to Business Secretary Vince Cable, and to Pharmacy Minister Earl Howe.
Pharmacy Voice has distributed its latest ‘think-piece’ document, The Changing NHS and Public Health Landscape: What does it mean for local representation?, to LPCs across England.
The unifying idea in our Prospectus is for community pharmacy to take its destiny into its own hands, by setting a clear direction and striding resolutely in that direction, not waiting for someone else to tell us what to do. Before the year is out we will have a research strategy, an IT strategy and a clear statement of purpose for the pharmacy contract. These are matters that have in the past been done to the sector, not for the sector, and still less by the sector.
The Prospectus builds on last year’s ‘Blueprint for Better Health’ and consists of four linked strategic themes: