Community Pharmacy Consultation – Department of Health
From the Department of Health
A consultation was launched on 17th December 2015 with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiation Committee (PSNC), pharmacy stakeholders and others on community pharmacy in 2016/17 and beyond.
For full details of the Community Pharmacy proposals visit the Department of Health page at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/putting-community-pharmacy-at-the-heart-of-the-nhs
Their aim is that the changes will:
- Integrate community pharmacy and pharmacists more closely within the NHS, optimising medicines use and delivering better services to patients and the public.
- Modernise the system for patients and the public – making the process of ordering prescriptions and collecting dispensed medicines more convenient for members of the public by ensuring they are offered a choice in how they receive their prescription.
- Ensure the system is efficient and delivers value for money for the taxpayer.
- Maintain good public access to pharmacies and pharmacists in England.