The future of the NHS. Self care during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic (August 2020)
As the NHS begins to look at the next phase of its response to COVID-19, PAGB has identified a huge opportunity to drive forward the innovation that we have seen in the past few months which has helped
- Enhance the role of community pharmacy
- Reduce pressure on GP services and enable healthcare professionals to provide care to those who need it most
- Accelerate the adoption of a digital first approach
In this report PAGB sets out the importance of self care in the context of COVID-19; Positive steps the NHS, and particularly pharmacy, has taken which can be harnessed for self care; and the steps that can be taken to embed self care now and for the long term.