How to create a pharmacy service?

Current challenges in pharmacy practice include the normalisation of pharmacy services into routine healthcare practice. Existing frameworks for health program planning provide robust guidelines for developing, implementing and evaluating health interventions and services and so can help to overcome existing challenges. Pharmacy services are integrated into complex systems in which a number of organisations and individuals, at different levels, take part and interact. Understanding the system and how contributors, activities and settings influence and interact with each other, facilitates the identification of potential circumstances and factors that may reinforce or hinder the implementation and/or the effect of any intervention. This article was first published in the ESCP News Nr. 176 (08.2016)

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