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Community pharmacy integral to PCNs

This article by Julia Sutton-McGough reflects on previous work with community pharmacy leaders who described different experiences when trying to join PCN discussions.

A key finding being that it was important for community pharmacy to work through their role prior to engaging with the PCN. The work highlighted a number of potential advantages to patients and practices.  In some areas the COVID-19 challenge has led to enhanced relationships and supported closer working with primary care teams and networks.  The role of community pharmacy in supporting their neighbourhoods to be resilient is important now more than ever.  We can support community pharmacists with short virtual sessions to think through and develop the future vision for community pharmacy and how they can best work as part of the PCN.  More….