The future of pharmaceutical training is a widely debated topic and of much interest.
It goes without saying that pharmaceutical training needs to reflect the ever-changing nature of the industry.
Patient care is becoming an imperative attribute in pharmacists in today’s world. There will be a growth in pharmaceutical training courses that reflect the need for good patient care skills. It is imperative pharmacists are aware of this.
A new age
The reason that this is being predicted is that pharmacists are now expected to be a more integral part of the health care system they operate in. As well as dispersing medicine, pharmacists will have to have good patient care skills.
An example of this is through Medication Therapy Management (MTM). MTM includes the clinical services that pharmacists can provide for patients, such as analysing all medication (prescription and non-prescription) being taken by an individual.
The reason this is becoming so desired in pharmacists is that it takes some of the burden off the health care system of the state. Ultimately, this improves patient care and costs the state less money.
Pharmaceutical training is changing
Pharmaceutical training will therefore have to adapt to train this new type of pharmacist. In the UK, pharmacists who undertake additional training can obtain special prescribing rights. The Australian Government also remunerate pharmacists who conduct comprehensive Home Medicine Reviews.
Pharmaceutical training is essential in breeding pharmacists who can exist in this new climate. The long-term of the pharmaceutical industry is, and always will be, a mystery. In the short-term though, it looks imperative that pharmacists improve their patient care skills. Training offered by pharmaceutical consultancies tends to be the best on offer.
Originally posted 2015-12-03 06:14:31.