The Pharmacists in PCN Program has completed the second year of implementation. UBC has published Year Two Highlights: 2021–2022, a document that features milestones, achievements and areas of development to date.
Highlights include: 36 Primary Care Clinical Pharmacists (PCCPs) active in PCNs across BC, supporting the rollout of Paxlovid in British Columbia by establishing the COVID-19 Antivirals Support Line for Clinicians, 131 pharmacists enrolling in a training program on shared patient care for all pharmacists called Pharmacists Aligned in Shared Care Teams (PACT), and over 9,000 patient appointments.
“The Program continues to expand the integration of pharmacists into the evolving team-based care model in primary care throughout the provide. Patients benefit from having a primary care clinical pharmacist as an integrated member of their team to focus on optimization of their pharmacotherapy to improve health outcomes. The third year of the Program will continue develop further and optimize the role of those pharmacists integrated in the first two years of the Program,” says Dr. Peter J. Zed, professor and associate dean, practice innovation and executive program lead.
To download the Year Two Highlights document, click here.
This Program is funded by the BC Ministry of Health and implemented in collaboration with regional health authorities, Divisions of Family Practice and other community partners.
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