PSNC sets up Community Pharmacy Brexit Forum

PSNC sets up Community Pharmacy Brexit Forum

July 27 2018 Chief executives of representative bodies involved in community pharmacy and the...

Boots and PDA discuss union recognition, but no agreement as yet

Boots and PDA discuss union recognition, but no agreement as yet

July 26 2018 The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has been holding talks with members of...

Appeal process for overpayment recovery by NHS England to start in August

Appeal process for overpayment recovery by NHS England to start in August

July 26 2018 New regulations introducing an appeals process to challenge NHS England recovering...

MPs hear about community pharmacy role in LTC management

MPs hear about community pharmacy role in LTC management

July 20 2018 Community pharmacy representatives have briefed MPs about the role pharmacy teams...

MHRA launches consultation on implementing FMD safety features

MHRA launches consultation on implementing FMD safety features

July 20 2018 A consultation asking for views on how the safety features required under the...

  • PSNC sets up Community Pharmacy Brexit Forum

    PSNC sets up Community Pharmacy Brexit Forum

    Friday, 27 July 2018 16:04
  • Boots and PDA discuss union recognition, but no agreement as yet

    Boots and PDA discuss union recognition, but no agreement as yet

    Thursday, 26 July 2018 15:19
  • Appeal process for overpayment recovery by NHS England to start in August

    Appeal process for overpayment recovery by NHS England to start in August

    Thursday, 26 July 2018 15:04
  • MPs hear about community pharmacy role in LTC management

    MPs hear about community pharmacy role in LTC management

    Friday, 20 July 2018 16:30
  • MHRA launches consultation on implementing FMD safety features

    MHRA launches consultation on implementing FMD safety features

    Friday, 20 July 2018 14:41

Umesh Modi is a chartered accountant, and Pamini Jatheeskumar is a chartered certified accountant at Silver Levene...
  Don Lavoie is alcohol programme manager at Public Health England and Gul Root is lead...
Don Lavoie is alcohol programme manager at Public Health England and Gul Root is lead pharmacist, Health and Wellbeing Directorate, Public Health England
More inWhite Papers  

A Wales MapJune 14 2018

Wales is to undergo a significant overhaul of NHS and social care services, the Welsh Government has announced. 

The key thrust of the policy, set out in ‘A Healthier Wales’, is to provide more joined-up services in community settings so that “in the future, people will only go to a general hospital when it is essential.”

The aim is to see a shift from healthcare which focuses on treating people when they become unwell, to one that provides services which support people to stay well, lead healthier lifestyles and live independently for as long as possible, said the Welsh Government.

“There will also be more focus on seamless services, which are designed to fit around the individual. Information will be shared between services and providers, allowing a smoother patient experience. This will also allow those with the greatest need to be treated first and make the most effective use of resources,” it said. 

It has announced a £100 million Transformation Fund so that changes can start immediately. The plan also commits the Welsh Government to increasing investment in digital technologies and to support and develop the workforce, including unpaid carers and volunteers.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales has welcomed the announcement. Suzanne Scott-Thomas, Chair of the RPS Welsh Pharmacy Board noted “the emphasis on providing care closer to home through building the architecture for primary and community care that will truly harness the skills of health and social care professionals.

“This high-level plan provides the direction for the radical transformation of health and social care services that is needed in Wales and we applaud the overall aspiration of the Welsh Government.”

Ms Scott-Thomas said the Society is keen to work closely with the Welsh Government and NHS Wales. “There are already pockets of innovative pharmacy practice that are making a positive difference to patient care and we believe this plan represents a new opportunity for patients to get more benefit from the pharmacy profession across the health care system,” she said.

Links:
Welsh Government announcement       
Welsh Government ‘A Healthier Wales: our Plan for Health and Social Care’ documents 
Welsh Government ‘A Healthier Wales: our Plan for Health and Social Care’ report. June 11 2018.           
RPSiW comment           

Business News

July 31 2018 General practices employing pharmacists are citing improved capacity to see patients and workload changes as the main benefits of the scheme.
July 25 2018 Switching to sulfonylureas in type 2 diabetes has been linked with an increased risk of complications compared with staying on metformin, a BMJ study has concluded. However, the study has...