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Community Pharmacy Recommendations in the news

Recommendations made by the South West Clinical Senate’s Council members at January’s Senate Council meeting are the focus of a new article on The Pharmacy Journal’s website.

On 29th January 2019, Council members, national pharmacy leaders, Local Pharmaceutical Committee leads and regional primary care and medicines optimisation commissioners, as well as hospital pharmacists and public health leaders, deliberated the question, ” What are the opportunities and limitations for community pharmacy to contribute to prevention, help identify people at risk and manage long term conditions? ” and made a series of recommendations based upon presentations made by a number of pharmaceutical experts.

One recommendation that was highlighted by the article is the importance of intra-operability between providers with community pharmacists being provided with read/write access to patient records.

Michael Lennox, Chief Executive of Community Pharmacy Somerset, said the Clinical Senate’s report “recognises the profound opportunity that exists in integrating community pharmacy within the emerging primary care networks and wider health ecosystems.

“I hope it will support system focus on delivering the key enablers required to optimise the care role of community pharmacy and positively influence both local and national development plans for the profession.”

To read the recommendations and all other documents from January’s Senate Council meeting click here.