The Hackett Report in 2011 heralded a new dawn in the delivery of medicines in the NHS.
But what’s happened since then?
Homecare is taxing the minds of Hospital Chief Pharmacists once again in a resource stretched NHS.
Have we moved forward?
A survey by phone of 5 major Acute Trusts would appear to answer in the negative.
Outsourcing…setting up of subsidiary companies……just two examples of attempted solutions.
Just to complete the story…some Commissioning Support Units are now actively investigating how Homecare can be used to make non PbR products available to patients which have not yet been formally commissioned by NHS England.
Confused?…come to the Pharmacy Management National Forum on November 18th.
Satellite Sessions and networking with colleagues should assist in clearing the haze.