A healthy population and effective disease control depends on appropriate use of medicines and good healthcare advice. This involves everything from research and clinical practice to communication about how drugs work. At the forefront of this are pharmacists who play a key role in safeguarding public health.
As well as ensuring the quality of undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy education, the Pharmacy Schools Council works to promote the knowledge, skills and expertise of pharmacists. Their Master’s-level training, followed by further professional development after graduation, supports the safe and effective delivery of healthcare. This is strengthened by impactful pharmaceutical research which affects not only patient treatment now and in the future but also produces a significant contribution to the UK economy.
As the Pharmacy Schools Council develops, it aims to build on its relationship with partners in the higher education and health sectors, and advocate for the role of the pharmacist within the multidisciplinary healthcare team.