Our purpose and values express the beliefs of the NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service. They drive our decisions and determine our focus.

Our purpose

We help to improve the use of medicines so people live longer, fuller lives.

Our expert advice and services can help:

  • practitioners make informed decisions
  • patients use their medicines safely and effectively
  • improve medication safety and service quality

Our values

All of our work is underpinned by our shared values.


Our advice and resources are honest, impartial and balanced.

Real world

We are grounded in practice, making complex things simple and accessible.


We connect national policy with real life experience.


We combine an evidence-based approach with pragmatic advice to “do once and share”.