Community pharmacy integration and innovation

Primary care home: community pharmacy integration and innovation | The National Association of Primary Care  

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This guide is intended to further the integration of community pharmacy within primary care homes (PCHs) to improve patients’ health and support them to manage their conditions.  It looks at ways local pharmaceutical committees, community pharmacies and PCHs can make greater use of pharmacists’ skills as part of a whole population health approach.

It focuses on the three key roles outlined in the Community Pharmacy Forward View: a facilitator of personalised care for people with long-term conditions (LTCs), trusted, convenient first port of call for episodic healthcare advice and treatment, and a neighbourhood health and wellbeing hub.

The guide also proposes a list of actions to galvanise PCHs and community pharmacy to come together to create innovative solutions to the current challenges and improve services for their local population.

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