FIP and PGEU today signed a memorandum of understanding to work in partnership to strengthen the role of community pharmacists. In particular, the two organisations have committed to work together on methodology and typology of community pharmacy services in order to improve communication with the public, to ensure that data collection and presentation on this subject at global level is more sound and more comparable, and to ensure that the role of community pharmacy and community pharmacists in delivering primary health care is recognised and acknowledged at all levels.
“PGEU and FIP are key partners in their mission to advance and advocate the sustainable contribution community pharmacists make to individual health, public health and to health systems. We look forward to strengthening our work in partnership on topics of common interest and maximise the benefits of our cooperation for our members,” said PGEU president Duarte Santos
“The signing of this MOU is an important step forward to officially reaffirm our willingness to collaborate more closely with PGEU. It is a great opportunity to use the strengths of our both organisations to support pharmacists in their efforts to consolidate their roles in the different health systems for the benefit of their populations. Let’s work together, in trust, solidarity and action, taking advantage of our synergies, in respect of the obvious role of PGEU and FIP. Together we are stronger,” said FIP President Dominique Jordan.