The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) have updated their “Professional Standards for Hospital Pharmacy Services”, in light of the Francis Inquiry report . Updates to this document place more emphasis on increasing patient involvement and feedback in the development of services.
Professional standards for hospital pharmacy services: optimising patient outcomes from medicines. England, Scotland and Wales. Relevant to providers of pharmacy services in or to acute, mental health, private, community service, prison, hospice and ambulance settings. Version 2. London: Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), July 2014.
Hospital Pharmacies: Seven Day Services
The following RPS report covers the implications of week-round NHS services for hospital pharmacies.
Seven day services in hospital pharmacy: giving patients the care they deserve. London: Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), August 11th 2014.