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18 September 2020 

FIP calls for focus on pharmacy remuneration

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Pharmacist remuneration models in ever-evolving healthcare settings must be examined if global health is to be supported, FIP said today in a new policy statement on the sustainability of pharmacist-delivered professional services.

“A common concern among pharmacy associations worldwide is the long-term financial viability of professional services delivered by pharmacists. These concerns are first and foremost triggered by the impacts of continued price and margin cuts in dispensing of medicines and the non-allocation of funding in many settings for extended professional services and social care,” said Paul Sinclair, chair of FIP’s Board of Pharmaceutical Practice.

“A successful remuneration model is one that promotes sustainable delivery of professional services. These should be integrated into broader health system strategies and, therefore, funding plans. COVID-19 has proven how important pharmacy is to health care. Governments and policymakers must acknowledge that the viability of the pharmacy profession is an issue for the broader health sector and society as a whole,” Mr Sinclair added.

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