Jointly organised by the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy and Pharmacists Connect, the Primary Care Pharmacy Consortium 2019 was successfully held on June 23, 2019.
The Consortium invited guest speakers and attendees from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and different healthcare settings. During the sharing sessions, local community-based providers shared their vision, experiences, opportunities, and challenges with regard to delivering pharmacy services in the areas of community outreach, medication dispensing and management services, and medication management systems and technologies.
With the forthcoming inauguration of the first District Health Centre, the Consortium also invited Mr Peter Poon, Executive Director of Kwai Tsing District Health Centre to introduce the new government-initiated operational model for primary care settings.
Throughout the programme, speakers and the participants contributed insightful comments and ideas on the development of primary care pharmacy services in Hong Kong. The event represents concerted efforts of the Consortium to foster the networking and collaborative engagement between the social welfare sector, healthcare providers, and academia on three key fronts:
• Planning, implementation, and evaluation of primary care pharmacy services;
• Research to guide evidence-based pharmacy practice in primary care setting;
• Education to nurture the next generation of leaders in primary healthcare system.
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