The report published today by the UK Commission on Pharmacy Professional Leadership recognises the importance and value of pharmacy professional leadership and the connection that professional leadership has with independent regulation.
The report highlights key themes around leadership for both the pharmacy professions and for the public and patients that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians care for. As such we encourage pharmacy professionals to read the report and consider in more detail the themes it explores.
Leadership has always been a vital part of being a professional pharmacist or pharmacy technician, whether that is by showing it by example to others, or demonstrating it in their every day work with patients and the public. Indeed leadership is one of the principles set out in Standards for Pharmacy Professionals. Pharmacy professional leadership could not be more important as the contribution of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to health and care continues to change at pace.