From idea to action

The NHS, like all health systems, needs to find ways to deliver high quality, affordable and accessible healthcare.

There is growing interest in innovative ways to deliver healthcare and the role of new providers in transforming the NHS. In particular, other health economies have made considerable use of extended pharmacy services to improve access to preventative healthcare.

In December 2013 Reform partnered with Celesio to explore practical steps that can unleash the potential of pharmacies. The seminar was led by Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, Chair of the Health Select Committee.

Speaking at the seminar, attendees argued:

“Social marketing has an incredibly big part to play in changing where people see as their primary destination when they need to consume health services.”
Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP, former Minister of State for Care Services

“The long term sustainable success of this agenda is proportional to our success in developing really innovative models of integrated care because I see the pharmacist at the heart of an integrated care system.” 
Sir Robert Lechler, Executive Director of King’s Health Partners


The event was attended by leading figures in the health field including, Dr Mike Bewick (Deputy Medical Director, NHS England), Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP (Former Minister of State for Care Services) and Dr David Branford (Chair, Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Board).