The CCA welcomes the publication of the Supervision Practice Group’s report. We are pleased to see the sector and profession come together to discuss the future of pharmacy practice, and how supervision can be reformed to enable pharmacists and pharmacies to better meet patient needs.
We are pleased to see that there is unanimous agreement on the need for change, so that a more clinical future for community pharmacy can be created. Moreover, we are pleased to see a broad consensus on what future pharmacy practice should look like, albeit with some differences between our organisations’ positions. Changes to allow pharmacists to focus their considerable skills and knowledge on clinical care, rather than routine operational tasks, can only benefit patients and the profession.
We expect the release of this report will, understandably, stimulate significant debate within the profession and the community pharmacy sector. The CCA looks forward to working with others to build on the principles set out in the report so that any changes can be enacted as soon as possible for the benefit of the profession and patients.
We especially wish to thank Dr Michael Twigg for chairing the Supervision Practice Group and the Association of Optometrists for providing the group’s secretariat. We also extend our gratitude to all participating organisations for working collaboratively.
CCA Chief Executive Malcolm Harrison said:
“The CCA is pleased to see the sector and the profession collaborate on the important issue of supervision. All participants agreed on the need for change which is crucial to realising the increasingly clinical future expected of the sector. These changes provide the basis for the greatest evolution in pharmacy practice for 70 years. We want to thank Dr Michael Twigg for chairing the group and the Association of Optometrists for providing its secretariat. The CCA looks forward to responding to the upcoming DHSC consultation on this issue”.