Pharmacy Advice Audit - Complete NOW

Written by AlisonFreemantle on Friday 7th June 2024

Help gather critical evidence for negotiating and lobbying work 

One day only.

Pharmacy owners and their teams are being asked to help measure the unfunded care the public receives from community pharmacy.

Community Pharmacy England needs to get an accurate picture of the ‘halo’ effect of ever-more people seeking advice from community pharmacies, some of which falls outside of the funded Pharmacy First service, and make the case for increased funding for the sector.

As part of the Pharmacy Advice Audit, pharmacy teams are being asked to record data about patients seeking informal advice from your pharmacy (outside of the Pharmacy First service) over the course of a single day between 3rd and 16th June.

Community Pharmacy England will use the combined data pharmacies provide in negotiations with Government and the NHS, as well as its wider lobbying work with MPs, Ministers, and the national media.

The results of previous similar audits:

  • Provided compelling evidence that was used in funding negotiations;
  • Appeared in national and local media articles and was talked about in Parliament; and
  • Helped build support for Community Pharmacy England’s cases for COVID-19 costs and Pharmacy First.

Community Pharmacy Hampshire & Isle of Wight encourages all pharmacy owners to take part. The more pharmacies who get involved, the stronger the data becomes.

Get involved on any single day.

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