Phar­ma­cists self care fo­cus

Pharmacy Daily - - NEWS -

THE im­por­tance of the full in­volve­ment of phar­ma­cists in self care should be pro­moted by gov­ern­ments and in­sur­ers, the In­ter­na­tional Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Fed­er­a­tion (FIP) has said in its State­ment of Pol­icy “Phar­ma­cy͗ Gate­way to care”.

The point was be­ing made in a pre­sen­ta­tion dur­ing the 77th torld Congress of Pharmacy and Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Sciences in Seoul, South Korea.

The FIP calls for phar­ma­cists to be fully in­cor­po­rated into health sys­tems both for the pre­ven­tion and man­age­ment of ill­ness, and for them to be prop­erly re­mu­ner­ated for de­liv­ery of their self-care ser­vices.

The new state­ment also makes a num­ber of other rec­om­men­da­tions for pharmacy or­gan­i­sa­tions and phar­ma­cists.

It ar­gues that pharmacy or­gan­i­sa­tions should en­sure that ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties have ac­cess to phar­ma­cies, and that phar­ma­cists should de­velop and adopt stan­dard op­er­at­ing pro­ce­dures for qual­ity man­age­ment of self­care ser­vices, such as proper doc­u­men­ta­tion of medicines rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, ad­her­ence sup­port and med­i­ca­tion man­age­ment.

The state­ment fol­lows the re­lease in Mar Ϯ017 of a ϲϴ-page re­port by FIP en­ti­tled “Pharmacy as a gate­way to care͗ Help­ing peo­ple to­wards bet­ter health”.

The full FIP State­ment of Pol­icy “Phar­ma­cy͗ Gate­way to care” can be found by li <inG ,ere.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.