The ‘pharmacy paradox’: matching ambition and reality

The Government’s planned £645m investment in community pharmacies has raised questions about how the sector can deliver more, amid repeated warnings of an ever-worsening workforce crisis. The CCA has examined this ‘pharmacy paradox’ to explain how community pharmacy can deliver on plans to improve access to primary care, so long as the NHS is ambitious with its commissioning, allows for better use of skill mix and embraces new and advanced technologies.

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