COVID as a Catalyst for Change Part 10: The Evolution of Pharmacy
Just as COVID-19 is transforming what we consider to be normal in a hospital and doctors surgery, it is changing the role that pharmacists play in treating and supporting patients.
How is a reluctance to visit local doctors and hospitals impacting pharmacies? What technologies are having the biggest impact on the role of the pharmacist? And what role will they play in ambulatory care moving forwards?
We are interested to discuss how the industry will manage the expected transition to pharmacists taking on responsibilities including administering COVID-19 vaccines, making drug substitutions when shortages occur and helping to optimise patients’ drug regimes with medication therapy recommendations.