Innovative Pharmacy-based Models in Scotland
Innovation can be defined as invention plus adoption plus diffusion of an idea or process. In healthcare, it may be a novel idea, product, service or care pathway that has clear benefits when compared to what is currently done. Successful innovations often possess two key qualities: they are both usable and desirable.
Many NHS staff have great ideas for improving the system and patient experience. If we are to realise the benefits from this, we must create a culture where innovation can flourish, and where our staff and patients feel empowered to contribute to the innovation process and help make change happen
In her presentation, Ms Gillian Cameron describes the role a pharmacist can play within the community team and the challenges that such pharmacists can face. She also introduces a research project which she has been part of, and shares what the team has learnt from this.
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