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World Pharmacy Council President George Tambassis said: “In almost all WPC member countries community pharmacies already have a significant and expanding role in administering vaccinations for influenza and other diseases. For Covid-19 vaccines that are amenable to administration in primary care settings, community pharmacy must be included as an integral part of each country’s national immunisation strategy. Involvement of community pharmacy will save lives and accelerate the economic recovery, as the timeframe for reaching target population coverage of the vaccine will be significantly shorter with community pharmacy involvement than without it.”
The importance of maintaining a viable, well-distributed, highly accessible network of community pharmacies, with staff enabled to operate at their full scope of professional expertise, has never been clearer than now. The 2020 WPC Sector Analysis Special Edition illuminates the vital frontline role of community pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic, examines the learnings so far, and makes recommendations for the future.
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The World Pharmacy Council examined measurement of adherence at its meeting in March 2019 and agreed to advocate the use of the Proportion of Days Covered method for adherence measurement using pharmacy dispensing records.
Note: The full version of the Sector Analysis report is available to member organisations only.
About this report
The 2019 edition is the second annual World Pharmacy Council Sector Analysis report. The report provides an overview of community pharmacy practice, regulation, trends, opportunities, research and statistics focused primarily on the ten WPC member countries as at July 2019 – Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and United States of America. References to other developed countries are also included, particularly in the statistics sections.The report will be updated and extended in future years as new members join the WPC.
The report is only available through the WPC member portal. The Table of Contents can be seen below.
2019 Edition Table of Contents
SECTION 3: National Health Priorities
SECTION 4: Community Pharmacy Research Highlights
SECTION 5: Economic & Business Conditions
SECTION 6: Pharmacy Services & Scope
SECTION 7: Biosimilar Medicines – Policies & Uptake
SECTION 8: Location, Accessibility & Geographical Distribution
SECTION 9: Electronic Health Initiatives & Systems
SECTION 10: Regulation of Internet, Mail Order and Cross-Border Medicine Sales
SECTION 11: Health System Statistics & Outcomes
Click below to download a summary of the World Pharmacy Council's 2018 Sector Analysis
Note: The full version of the annual Sector Analysis report is available to member organisations only.
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