This year Bluebird Care are supporting Ask Your Pharmacist Week 2015 which runs from the 9 - 15th
November, to help encourage people to visit their community pharmacy as the first port of call for common ailments and raise awareness about local pharmacy services.
Ask Your Pharmacist Week provides a platform for pharmacy public awareness activities across the UK. NHS bodies use social media and local newspapers to signpost people to their community pharmacy as the first port of call for common ailments. The event also serves as a prompt for conversations with key stakeholders at a local level about community pharmacy services.
According to the National Pharmaceutical Association, 96% of the population can get to a pharmacy within 20 minutes by walking or using public transport. Deprived areas, where the public health challenge is pronounced, have a higher than average number of community pharmacies per head of population.
Of all health professionals, pharmacists have the most comprehensive education and training in the use of medicines for the prevention and treatment of disease.
Visit the Ask Your Pharmacist Week 2015 website
, to find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved.