News of the UK move to fund a pilot scheme for some 300 pharmacists to be directly employed by GP surgeries has made it to the Australian community pharmacy press.
The idea to help manage long-term conditions and provide ongoing advice to patients using multiple medications seems to be a common sense move in the right direction. I like the idea and it will be fascinating to see how the interaction of pharmacists and GPs can lead to better health outcomes.
It is also hoped the project will allow for better communication amongst health practitioners and between the GP surgery, community pharmacy and the hospital.
The trial is set to commence in early 2016.
Do you feel this is an innovation by the NHS?
Will this work? What are your throughts?
Can you think of how the success will be measured?