Special Issue "Proceedings of the Singapore National Clinical Pharmacy Colloquium – Health Manpower Development Planning"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2018).
2. Clinical Associate Professor (affiliate), School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
Interests: pharmacy pediatrics; perioperative care; medication management; health informatics; clinical administration
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2. Chief Pharmacist, Ministry of Health, Singapore 169854, Singapore
Interests: medication management; medication adherence; pharmacy practice; workforce development
The nation of Singapore highly values its health service as well as the component of healthcare delivery that includes clinical pharmacy and administration. The Ministry of Health engaged my services to better understand the relationship between the Singaporean citizenry and its clinical pharmacists. Through a series of five lectures, four roundtables, two hands-on sessions, and three workshops, clinical pharmacy and its administrative leadership participated in “open-mic” style lectures, discussed the issues facing Singapore pharmacy in its current provision of healthcare services, and deliberated on the future resources required to meet projected healthcare needs. From three distinct perspectives, these discussions were very frank, transparent, and passionate about what practitioners and administrators thought Singaporean health leadership needed to address in terms of (1) what programs and practices to continue; (2) what ones to start; and (3) ones to reconsider. Each of the areas below will be framed using these three perspectives in order to clearly reflect the ideas and suggestions expressed in each of the 14 group sessions. In addition, I met with Ministry of Health leaders regarding non-medical prescribing (NMP), and discussed strategies and tactics that seemed successful as well as unsuccessful in other jurisdictions when adopting expanded scope models for clinical pharmacists and other qualified healthcare providers.Dr. Richard Parrish
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