My impression is that the MedsCheck service is a rudimentary form of a med review.The list making process utilizes very few skills, and shows the pharmacist how much they have to offer. With the expanding scope of practice, my suggestion is to make the MedsCheck process look more like a medication review such that pharmacists are able to use the skills they learn over the course their university education. Otherwise, community pharmacists will lose these skills should they decide to stay in their practice setting or will be forced to switch into more direct patient care setting such as hospitals, family health teams, and long term care facilities.
I am hoping the MedsCheck service will evolve into a med review. While the program does help students acquire interpersonal and communication skills, I don’t see the service challenging practicing pharmacists. With that said, the program then becomes more of a means to generate revenue than as a tool for pharmacists to further their knowledge.