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scratch-cardOctober 13 2014

Pfizer has joined with pharmacy bodies to launch a scratch card promoting medicines optimisation.

The post-card sized scratch card contains five simple statements about medicines use, says the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, one of the partner organisations promoting the card.

Patients are asked to scratch a section of the card to indicate how strongly they agree or disagree with each statement. They can then return the card to a member of the pharmacy team who will interpret the responses and can provide appropriate advice and guidance.

The campaign aims to encourage more people to visit their local pharmacy to discuss their medicines and discover how their pharmacy teams can support them in optimising their medicines use, says the RPS. The other pharmacy organisations involved in promoting the card are PSNC and the National Pharmacy Association.

“Pharmacists could use the scratch card to create opportunities to discuss medicines optimisation with their patients,” says the RPS. “A positive outcome of this campaign would be if pharmacists were able to conduct additional MURs or NMS reviews and hence provide benefits to patients as part of the wider role of public health and the management of long term conditions.”

While the campaign was unveiled at the Pharmacy Show in Birmingham, it will be launched to the general public at a national roadshow event at London’s Waterloo station from October 20-22 2014.

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RPS Statement

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