European governments are seeking to optimise the use of medicines, achieve better value from pharmacotherapy of patients, and reduce the overall cost of health care. Making better use of the competences of European pharmacists can help them achieve these goals.
To enhance the contribution of community pharmacies to the effectiveness and efficiency of health systems, community pharmacists are ready to play an active role in the primary healthcare team, therefore use of eHealth solutions in the community pharmacy should be supported, and national medicine management strategies need to be developed. The unique asset that is the community pharmacy network needs to be better exploited to improve access and safety of medicines, improve treatment outcomes of individual patients and public health as well as contribute to quality and efficiency of the health sector.
In order to embrace current and future challenges, European Community Pharmacy Blueprint, paves the way for a future where services offered at European community pharmacies, at the heart of the communities by highly qualified and independent healthcare professionals community pharmacists - further support individual patients, public health and the healthcare system.
European Community Pharmacy Blueprint is a joint European Community Pharmacy vision, unanimously supported by the PGEU General Assembly on the 15th November, 2012.
The Blueprint in different European languages can be found here: