THE Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Scotland is collaborating with the Scottish Government, NHS Education Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Community Pharmacy Scotland, Yellow Card Centre Scotland and the ALLIANCE, to raise awareness of the Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation (decriminalisation of dispensing errors) and to support the required changes in pharmacy practice.
It is leading on the development of quality road shows across the country to help drive improvement of the quality and safety of care.
Director for Scotland, Alex MacKinnon, said: “Our Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Dr Rose Marie Parr, has quite rightly set out an ambition for Scotland to be the safest country in the world for patients and clinicians to be using medicines. This is an ambition that is equally shared by the RPS in Scotland and we are pleased to be doing our bit by offering a series of pharmacy quality road shows in the autumn.
“I welcome the timely quality payment announced today by the Scottish Government, which will facilitate and support the implementation of quality improvement methodology within the community pharmacy network and hope that these two elements together will help support the changes in practice required for meeting our shared ambition.”
Dates and venues have yet to be announced.