D10 - The renaissance of community pharmacy: Is it time to let go dispensing?


Organised by the FIP Community Pharmacy Section in collaboration with FIP’s Young Pharmacists Group


Lars-Åke Söderlund (Apoteket AB, Sweden) and Warren Meek (C7 Consulting Limited, Canada)


  1. The renaissance of community pharmacy
    Darrin Baines (Bournemouth University, UK)
  1. The key steps for renaissance of community pharmacy: Debate
    Darrin Baines (Bournemouth University, UK)
    Brendan Murray (FIP YPG, Ireland)
    Paul Sinclair (FIP CPS, Australia)
    Eeva Teräsalmi (FIP, Finland)
    Dominique Jordan (FIP, Switzerland)

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify why community pharmacy needs to shift its focus from medicines dispensing to health promotion and disease prevention;
  2. Identify the needs behind transforming the community pharmacy workforce and to redesign pharmacy practice;
  3. Describe methods of further incorporating community pharmacists into society and network the pharmacy hub into a wider healthcare community;
  4. Outline the role of technology as an aid to advance the roles of community pharmacists and improve direct patient care.

Type of session: Knowledge-based