The Scottish Government has published Achieving excellence in pharmaceutical care: a strategy for Scotland. The strategy aims to transform the role of pharmacy across all areas of pharmacy practice, increase capacity, and offer the best person-centred care. It sets out the priorities, commitments, and actions for improving and integrating pharmacy and pharmacy services in Scotland.

Two main priorities are identified within the strategy:

  1. Improving NHS pharmaceutical care:
    • improvements to NHS pharmaceutical care services across Scotland
    • delivering safer use of medicines for the people of Scotland
  2. Enabling NHS pharmaceutical care transformation:
    • ensuring capability and capacity by further developing the pharmacy workforce
    • developing a digitally enabled infrastructure
    • planning and delivery requirements for sustainable NHS pharmaceutical care services.

These priorities are supported by 9 commitments and 29 actions that focus on integrating and enhancing the role of pharmacy across all areas of pharmacy practice, increasing capacity, and offering the best person-centred care.