Terminology in the state healthcare sector can be confusing, often even for those working within it.

A new term currently doing the rounds is “REPATRIATION” and the early signs are that this single word could have multiple ramifications.

In layman’s language the move is on to transfer some drugs back in to hospital from primary care and enable to secondary care sector to procure even more efficiently.

–          But like many simple concepts there is the potential for “much a slip twixt cup and lip”

–          Moving responsibility carries with it many attendant questions both for hospital pharmacy and primary care commissioners.

NHS England will be leading a Satellite Session at the Pharmacy Management National Forum on November 18th to discuss latest initiatives in Specialised Commissioning.

Don’t miss out on this intriguing new development….and many others.

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