Now or Never: better care for people with long-term conditions

Simon O'Neill

by Simon O’Neill, Director of Health Intelligence and Professional Liaison at Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK represents the 3 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes. The vast majority of us have to use medicines every day, so getting the most out of our pharmacists is vitally important.

We really welcome the findings of Now or Never: Shaping pharmacy for the future, the report of the independent Commission into future models of care through pharmacy, established by the RPS earlier this year.   The report can make a real difference to people living with long-term conditions, not only directly through better access to medication, but also more generically by enabling pharmacists to become more active members of the multi-disciplinary team – to make them care givers rather than just medicine givers. Read more Now or Never: better care for people with long-term conditions