Community pharmacy as the shop window of public health

The MMP Blog

The NHS Alliance has been very bold in their Manifesto:

Patients should each have the opportunity to develop a health and wellbeing plan with a named healthcare professional to help them understand their own risk profile and how they can best care for themselves

This is a bold statement, but I might have gone further than this to say every ‘person’. We know that there are many patients in the system who would benefit, but we also know that there are many people out there yet to be diagnosed who would benefit from an earlier intervention. If we can generally improve health and wellbeing then we can genially improve the health of the nation and reach the challenge set by the Secretary of State to tackle killer diseases.

Pharmacists across the country have been waiting for this challenge and opportunity and it is their time to engage and change the…

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