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Recent PDA news items specific to England...

  • NHS England misses the opportunity to evidence sustainability of the GP pharmacist role

    Mon 7th January 2019 The PDA

    The much-anticipated pilot evaluation of Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice fuelled by the prospect of the first nationwide, 5-year study of the value of pharmacists working in general practice, sadly failed to deliver.  

  • NHS England release information about their Integrated Care Systems Pilot

    Fri 5th October 2018 The PDA

    NHS England has released a briefing document about their plans to integrate Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation into Sustainability & Transformation Partnerships and Integrated Care Systems (STPs and ICS). One of the key concepts is the need for professional leadership to develop a shared plan on the use of medicines together with all relevant stakeholder organisations and to develop the roles of all individuals involved in medicines optimisation within STP or ICS areas. 

  • Health Education England’s workforce plan leaves much to be desired for pharmacy

    Wed 11th April 2018 The PDA

    Health Education England has consulted on a draft workforce strategy for health and care in England. The section on pharmacy was mentioned briefly on pages 126-128 of a 142-page document, and left much to be desired. 

  • Health Education England Consultation on NHS Workforce Strategy – Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future

    Thu 14th December 2017 The PDA

    Health Education England is consulting on a draft workforce strategy for the NHS. We invite members to share their views with us to inform our response. 

  • PDA Road Map for England submitted to government

    Mon 14th October 2013 The PDA

    In 2010, the PDA undertook a comprehensive strategic review of pharmacist roles and the potential impact their contribution could make on individual patient care and cost efficiency if their skills and accessibility were maximised within the healthcare system. This process took into account not only the views of the pharmacy profession, but also those of patients and the wider healthcare agenda. 

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