The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has started an 18-month consultation with the aim of producing its first ever Professional Standards for Community Pharmacy Services.

The standards will set out best practice across the sector and encourage consistent, high quality patient care, says the Society. They will help create safer, more consistent services within and between providers, and inspire trust with the multidisciplinary team.

The project kicks off with free-to-attend workshops in London (January 16), Glasgow (January 22) and Cardiff (February 7) with a draft standards document expected by September.

RPS Director of Pharmacy and Member Experience Robbie Turner says: “Delivery of quality services is the bedrock of being a pharmacy professional. This is a genuinely exciting project which helps drive quality and enable teams to know what they are aiming for, and that they are doing the right thing. We all need to know what good looks like so we can aim high.”

Recommended

Sigma day 1: contract negotiations to begin shortly

Negotiations on the new community pharmacy contractual framework are due to begin shortly, Brine tells conference

Pharmacy must reflect to prevent another Gosport, say bodies

Pharmacy bodies have collaborated on a learning resource on the events at Gosport, which saw at least 450 patients die




This website is for healthcare professionals, people who work in pharmacy and pharmacy students. By clicking into any content, you confirm this describes you and that you agree to Pharmacy Magazine's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

We use essential, performance, functional and advertising cookies to give you a better web experience. Find out how to manage these cookies here. We also use Interest Based Advertising Cookies to display relevant advertisements on this and other websites based on your viewing behaviour. By clicking "Accept" you agree to the use of these Cookies and our Cookie Policy.