The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is seeking views of pharmacists to help shape the future of pharmacy practice in England over the next decade.

The RPS’s project with The King’s Fund, transforming pharmacy practice, aims to develop a vision for the role of pharmacists and pharmacy teams working across systems, providing patient care and NHS services. It’s due to be published at the end of the year.

“From 15 August to 30 September we are asking people to respond to our consultation on six key themes,” the RPS said.

“We’ll also be holding face-to-face and virtual events in September to hear your views.”

The King’s Fund has completed a literature review which has helped inform the initial six themes which will be the focus of the consultation, all of which can be downloaded and read before responding.

The six themes include:

  • Supporting people and communities to live well for longer
  • Enabling people to live well with the medicines they choose to take
  • Enhancing patient experience and access
  • Our pharmacy people
  • Data, innovation and research
  • Collaboration and leadership

RPS has urged pharmacists to share any examples of best practice or innovative models of care.

It said: “We want to hear from as many of you as possible on what you think about one or all of these topics through our face-to-face and virtual events. Come along and tell us how you want to see the profession contributing to patient care in ten years’ time.”

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