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Member organisations of the World Pharmacy Council met on the Gold Coast, Australia, on March 9th, to debate community pharmacy adherence services and examine research and evidence of effectiveness.
WPC member meeting March 2019
March 9, 2019
Member organisations of the World Pharmacy Council met in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 17th, to agree a strategy for the Council for the five years 2020 to 2025, and to consider and review the 2019 Sector Analysis produced by the Council’s Chief Economist.
WPC member meeting August 2019
August 29, 2019
The concept of clinical governance is a system to ensure continuous quality improvement in the provision of services. The elements may be found in legal or professional regulatory requirements, or in voluntary quality systems. The WPC has collated a report based on survey responses from nine countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, UK an...
November 5, 2019
2019 Clinical Governance survey report
Saskatchewan pharmacists will soon be able to prescribe hormonal and emergency contraceptives, as well as medications for ailments such as uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women and erectile dysfunction.....MORE
Pharmacists in Saskatchewan will be able to prescribe medication for minor ailments
October 30, 2018
NCPA says the policies addressed in the rule are necessary and long overdue to ensure greater drug pricing transparency for patients and pharmacies alike....MORE
USA: Proposed Drug Pricing Rule is a Leap Forward for Patients and Pharmacies
November 30, 2018
The most frequent ED cases that could be managed by a pharmacist included skin related concerns like dermatitis and other conditions like a cough or inflammation of the ear canal, nasal passages, and throat.MORE
January 11, 2019
Pharmacists could dramatically reduce ER visits, according to new study

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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


  • INTRODUCTION: Chief Economist’s Overview
  • SECTION 1: Summary of community pharmacy in each WPC country
  • SECTION 2: Community Pharmacy Trends, Issues & Opportunities 
  • 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 




Sector Analysis (2019 contents)

Click below to download a summary of the World Pharmacy Council's 2018 Sector Analysis


COMMUNITY PHARMACY SECTOR ANALYSIS 2018

GLOBAL TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES
IN COMMUNITY PHARMACY 

(SUMMARY VERSION)

AUGUST 2018


Note: The full version of the annual Sector Analysis report is available to member organisations only.

  

Sector Analysis (2018 summary version)

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