Research affects change in practice
For more than a decade, the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
has been funding good ideas around pharmacy-related research as part of its Innovation Fund Grant.
CFP Forum tackles quality question
Ready or not, pharmacies will be assessed for the quality of their care to patients, and the results will be publicly reported, as part of a growing movement to improve health outcomes across the healthcare system. This message was one of the key takeaways from the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
's 2018 Pharmacy Forum event in Toronto in late October.
Be part of the million dollar difference
NOVEMBER 2018 - As you consider charitable donations before the year’s end, think about making a contribution to the future of pharmacy by joining CFP’s 1 million for 25 campaign. If every pharmacist in Canada donated just $25, there would...
PEI's Pillar of Pharmacy
NOVEMBER 2018 - Some 120 people gathered in Charlottetown in October to celebrate a pillar in pharmacy—and in their communities. Pharmacist/owner Ray Murphy was lauded for his exemplary service to his profession and his community in a ceremony...
Pharmacists' fit in travel medicine
We now know Canadians are very willing to receive a pre-travel consultation and vaccinations from a pharmacist-managed travel clinic, and 94% were satisfied by the care received, thanks to a study conducted by Sherilyn Houle, Assistant Professor at the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo. And now that message is getting wider play.
Blazing trails with flu shot claims
NOVEMBER 2018 - Pharmacists administered just shy of 3 million flu shots during the 2017-2018 season, a 20% gain over the previous season and a continuation of consistently strong gains in uptake since 2012-2013. These numbers from provincial ministries of health confirm that flu shots appear to be the most consistently successful service under an expanded scope of practice, in all provinces where it's available (i.e., every province except Quebec).
How are pharmacy services measuring up?
OCTOBER 2018 - Alberta's Pharmacy Services Framework (PSF) is likely the most comprehensive compensation models for pharmacist services in the country. So it was fitting that researchers Christine Hughes, Terri Schindel and Rene Breault set out to determine exactly how Alberta pharmacists are providing care under this framework, and how patients are experiencing care planning services in the â€œreal world.â€
Embracing Change: Oromocto, New Brunswick
It would be fair to say that Brett Jackson epitomizes that famous slogan from Nike, "Just Do It." The associate-owner of a Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy in Oromocto, New Brunswick, and his pharmacy staff have embraced every possible authority under the province's expanded scope of practice-and they're successfully billing for all of them.