The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is undertaking a major strategic planning project to help secure the future of community pharmacy to 2025 and beyond. Community Pharmacy 2025 (CP2025) is enabling the Guild to develop a vision to enable community pharmacies to have a viable, longer-term future as an integral part of the Australian health care system serving the needs of increasingly empowered health consumers. The project seeks the input, ideas and feedback from pharmacy owners, their staff and patients, as well as industry stakeholders, about how they see the future of community pharmacy. The project considers the key political, economic, health, technology, regulatory, professional practice, workforce, business and consumer trends impacting community pharmacies. It is being informed by qualitative and quantitative market research, subject matter experts and a strategic advisory firm.
For queries regarding Community Pharmacy 2025, please email CP2025@guild.org.au
Introduction Paper - November 2017
At APP2018, the National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, discussed the CP2025 project, which is creating a vision and roadmap for the future of our sector. The project, led by the Guild's National Council, includes market research with patients, owners, students and staff. We've engaged with over 150 stakeholders to get an understanding of what they want from our sector in 2025.
You can read the report from our strategic advisers, Pottinger, by downloading the Strategic Issues Report as above (June 2018).
Orima Research conducted qualitative and quantitative research with patients, owners, pharmacy staff and pharmacy students between late 2017 and April 2018.
Additional market research with patients will commence in July 2018.
There will also be interviews with Guild members in August 2018 around the proposed CP2025 Action Plans.
The Guild is particularly keen to hear from stakeholders who would like to have input into the vision and plan to support Community Pharmacy 2025. We would welcome discussions and input particularly from the following sectors:
To speak to a Guild about CP2025, please email CP2025@guild.org.au in the first instance and identify which sector you represent and we will follow up to discuss further.
We welcome ideas and views on the future of community pharmacy 2025 and would ask that you email: CP2025@guild.org.au
For membership enquiries, we recommend getting in touch with your local branch membership manager.
A new phase of patient-centred market research is expected to commence in July-August.
Stakeholder meetings are now being conducted by members of the National Council and Guild to discuss identified pathways and actions for members and the community pharmacy sector.