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wales carersOctober 19 2015

Community pharmacies in Wales are promoting the support they can offer to an estimated 370,000 unpaid carers. The month-long campaign will focus especially on medication support and advice about managing medicines.

 

‘Here for Carers’ is the latest public health campaign to run in the 716 Welsh community pharmacies.

A leaflet highlights the healthcare responsibilities of carers which pharmacies can help with, including:

  • collecting prescriptions
  • administering medication
  • advice around safe and effective use of prescribed medicines
  • support in ordering, collection and delivery of repeat prescriptions
  • advice on the management of common ailments.

Andrew Evans, Principal Pharmacist of Public Health Wales, commented: “The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness of the critical role of carers amongst pharmacies, as well as to promote the support services available to carers and to highlight the role pharmacy teams can take to help carers.

“Carers are likely to be visiting pharmacies regularly providing the opportunity for pharmacy teams to identify carers, and to provide advice that will help them fulfil their caring role effectively, particularly in relation to self care and medication issues.”

Minister for Health and Social Care in Wales, Mark Drakeford, added: “We have developed a particularly effective format for these public health campaigns in community pharmacies. The community pharmacy network is well placed for this as it is everywhere, on every high street, and more of them in some disadvantaged parts of Wales.”

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