2019 年 139 巻 4 号 p. 525-527
About two years have passed since the formal establishment of the category “family pharmacist” in Japan's revision of dispensing fees. In the pharmacy vision for patients, many problems were raised among the category of “family pharmacists” or “family pharmacies”. Furthermore, in the future restructuring of pharmacy practices, by 2025 all pharmacies are to serve as “family pharmacies”, and by 2035 they will exercise their family pharmacy function in daily living areas. In order to demonstrate the “family function”, home medical care and outreach type health support etc. will be required, not only from conventional pharmacy work but also in outside (off-site) pharmacy activities. Therefore, future pharmacies need to gain the confidence of their local communities, such as in active collaboration with multi-occupational physicians and healthcare providers, work with multi-occupations in general, participation in local activities, and so on. Therefore, I would like to introduce activities that I am actually doing to this end, such as at-home activities, community activities and cooperation with multiple occupations.