RPS consults on standards for community pharmacy services

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.”

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