Maximising the Contribution of Community Pharmacists in Self-care

A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2017) | Viewed by 196

Special Issue Editor

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth, White Swan Road, Portsmouth PO1 2DT, UK
Interests: self-care; community pharmacy; clinical decision making and clinical reasoning; service development
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The concept of self-care is not new, but the prominence now given to it by health policy makers has never been greater. Ensuring people take more control of their health and empowering them to take greater responsibility to maintain their own health are corner stones of effective self-care. The impact that community pharmacy services and the interaction of pharmacy staff have on supporting people to achieve this cannot be underestimated. Globally, community pharmacies provide the general population to easily accesible points of contact where highly trained staff are able to facilitate the courses of action and decisions that they make. This may be through opportunistic intervention or part of more formal commissioned services. What is clear is that without a community pharmacy network people would be disadvantaged and/or primary medical services unable to cope with the extra demand placed on it. In this special edition we are looking for researchers to promote and showcase work where the contribution of community pharmacists in self-care has been demonstrated. We are seeking manuscripts that cover the whole spectrum of self-care activity that have involved community pharmacy. This may range from bespoke and discrete pieces of work through to evaluations of commissioned services at local or even national level. We hope you will take this opportunity to share your work in this Special Issue of the journal.   

Prof. Dr. Paul Rutter
Guest Editor

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  • community pharmacy
  • health promotion
  • health prevention
  • non-prescription medicines
  • over-the-counter

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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