CFP's annual Changing Face of Pharmacy report chronicles community pharmacy's transition from a business model based primarily on drug distribution to one that fully, and viably, embraces the provision of professional services. The 2016 report takes a closer look at the interprofessional collaboration, particularly with physicians. Our interviews with pharmacists and physicians speak to the mutual benefits of collaboration, including healthier patients, smoother workflows and personal professional fulfillment. For pharmacists in particular, collaboration helps raise awareness and engagement among patients, which in turn helps expanded services become a viable part of community practice.
As part of its annual Changing Face of Pharmacy report, the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy prepares a chart that details government-sponsored (but not necessarily funded) pharmacists' services, by province. The chart itemizes the fees paid for each service, where applicable, and includes the latest claims data from provincial ministries of health.
Canada's first textbook dedicated to pharmacy management since 1998 provides timely content written and reviewed by more than 100 experts from across the country. “With the ever-changing scope of practice for pharmacists and the need for maintaining clinical expertise, often management issues are not given the same dedicated focus,” says Editor-in-Chief Wayne Hindmarsh, Dean Emeritus of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. “I congratulate the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy for leading this initiative.”
In its 12 sections, Pharmacy Management in Canada delves into a wide range of topics, from developing a strategic business plan and financial management of your practice, to marketing and quality control. An entire section is dedicated to developing, implementing and managing clinical pharmacy services.
From 1997 to 2011, CFP partnered with a pharmaceutical company (most recently TEVA) to produce a one-of-a-kind report that explored a wide range of stakeholders' perceptions of pharmacy. The reports draw upon primary market research and the expert opinions of a national advisory board from industry, academia and pharmacy.
The completed reports are: