The Future of Primary Care

The Future of primary care in Scotland: a view from the professions was developed in conjunction with other primary care organisations to support joint strategic aims in response to the changing policy landscape and importance of primary care of which community pharmacy is a key partner.

Primary care services in Scotland are facing radical transformation – and change is clearly needed.

Every week sees headlines about too few health care professionals in some communities to deliver appropriate care; about people being admitted to hospital unnecessarily, or not getting out when they are ready, because of a lack of available support near home; and about too little money in community services to cope with demand as our population’s health needs and expectations change. As professional organisations representing primary health care staff, we see from the frontline that the need for a new approach is urgent.