The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Wales is asking pharmacy professionals for their input as it plans the next phase of the nation’s vision for pharmacy in 2030.
In 2018, the Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee asked RPS Wales to manage the development of the vision, called ‘Pharmacy: Delivering a Healthier Wales‘. A document encompassing the full details of the vision was first published in 2019, and set out goals towards 2022, which were developed following consultation with pharmacy team members across the nation.
RPS Wales is now asking for help in defining the next phase of the vision: goals for 2025.
Following a series of virtual engagement events held over the past three months, a set of draft goals has now been put out for consultation. The goals fall under four themes: enhancing patient experience; developing the pharmacy workforce; seamless pharmaceutical care; and harnessing innovation and technology.
“We are confident the draft goals are ambitious, patient focused and will harness the contribution of the entire pharmacy team in all care settings,” the RPS said in a press release issued on 23 August 2022.
It added: “We want to hear from as many of you as possible. It is important that the aims for pharmacy over the next three years are right.”
The consultation documents are available in English and Welsh, and can be accessed through the RPS website. Following the consultation, a final version of the goals will be agreed by the Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee and RPS Wales and published in autumn 2022.
The consultation will remain open until 11 September 2022.