Get ready for new standards for pharmacy professionals
New standards for pharmacy professionals are coming into effect on 12 May 2017
Please read the new standards now, so you know what will be expected from pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from this date.
The standards were developed using feedback from people using pharmacy services and from pharmacy professionals about the behaviours and attitudes they would want pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to demonstrate.
Among the key changes within the standards are a greater focus on person-centred care and more emphasis on demonstrating leadership and raising concerns.
All pharmacy professionals in Great Britain will have to meet the nine standards, which describe how safe and effective care is delivered and will help pharmacy professionals to demonstrate their professionalism and deliver person-centred care.
Pharmacy owners also have an important responsibility to make sure that they are creating and supporting an environment in which the pharmacy professionals they employ can meet these standards.
Please familiarise yourself with the new standards now and look out for updates about new resources we are producing to help pharmacy professionals to apply the standards in their practice.
And join us at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress on 12 May where our chief executive Duncan Rudkin will introduce the standards and their role in enabling pharmacy professionals to provide safe and effective care - or read Duncan's blog about the new standards