By Gareth Jones, NPA head of corporate affairs
“I’ve just seen this NHS plan... and we’re not in it,” is how one NPA member reacted when the 10-year plan was published.
While it is true there are few references to community pharmacy specifically, there is a lot about community-based services, medicines, workforce, urgent care and prevention, which are all areas inherently in our sector’s sphere of interest.
23 Jan 2019 , 2 Min Article
By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine
There is much in the NHS Long Term Plan that is encouraging. Plenty of mentions of pharmacists, albeit mostly of the ‘clinical’ kind – of which more later.
However, community pharmacists are emphasised as key players in urgent care and prevention and there is the usual commitment to make greater use of their skills and opportunities to engage patients.
14 Jan 2019 , 1 Min Article