2009 Health Bill included a requirement for primary care to produce Quality Accounts. These have to be produced by community pharmacy by June 2011.
Instead of using legislation to impose quality, we should use contracts.
Why does this idea matter?
The scale of the financial and administrative impact has not been assessed, both from an independent and multiple ownership perspective.Consideration must given to the data already collected .
In light of the White Paper " transparency in outcomes" we need to look at creative and innovative solutions for multi-agencies working together to produce outcomes that benefit people. Legislation is not the answer but using contracts effective.