Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) is conducting an independent assessment of the social value of community pharmacy for PSNC and we are calling on community pharmacy teams to get involved to make sure this work provides an accurate picture of the services that pharmacy teams provide up and down the country.
The work being undertaken by PwC will help the ongoing community pharmacy campaign by providing a robust evidence base to use in discussions with stakeholders and in future negotiations. We therefore strongly encourage all pharmacy teams to get involved in this work to help highlight the social value that your pharmacy brings to your community.
Pharmacy teams can get involved by assisting with two easy to complete activities:
Activity 1: Survey on additional activities relating to dispensing prescriptions
Participation in a short survey on the number of additional activities that your pharmacy team has provided in relation to dispensing prescriptions, for example, delivery of medicines and provision of monitored dosage systems. A survey form is available to collate this information, and your answers can then be submitted to PSNC and PwC via an online form on the PSNC website. Please submit your response to the survey by 5th June 2016.
Activity 2: Data collection on ‘advice on self-care or OTC medicines’
Completion of a simple data collection form over a seven-day period (from Wednesday 1st June to Tuesday 7th June) to record how many times advice on self-care or on the use of over-the-counter medicines has been provided. Once this data has been collected, we are asking that it is submitted to PSNC and PwC via an online form on the PSNC website.
Further information, along with the data collection forms and links to the online forms can be found at psnc.org.uk/pwc.