Chemist + Druggist is part of Pharma Intelligence UK Limited

This is operated by Pharma Intelligence UK Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 13787459 whose registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. The Pharma Intelligence group is owned by Caerus Topco S.à r.l. and all copyright resides with the group.


This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction

Some midlands pharmacies handing out info packs in diabetes awareness month

Community pharmacies in Birmingham and Solihull are giving out free information packs on diabetes, which were prepared by the charity Diabetes UK to mark this year’s awareness month for this condition.

The charity’s division in the midlands and east has distributed more than 6,500 of these packs to 330 pharmacies in Birmingham and Solihull, to improve access to diabetes education for those with the condition and healthcare professionals alike.

The packs have also been made available to 20 pharmacies in Nottingham.

NHS England allocated £25,000 to be used for the initiative across the midlands. The charity expects to expand it to more than 80 pharmacies in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin in February 2023, it said in a statement today (November 14).

Read more: MHRA: Over 200 reports of glucose sensors falling off in 3 years

Apart from containing Diabetes UK information signposting patients to its learning zone, the packs also contain material on the new medicines service, the NHS diabetes prevention programme, NHS low-calorie diet programme and MyDiabetes Healthcare Programme – a local education and support service for people with type 2 diabetes.

 

Diabetes training

 

The charity is also asking local pharmaceutical committees and integrated care systems to signpost pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants to its online CPD, Peter Shorrick, head of midlands and east at Diabetes UK said.

He added that the charity’s Understanding Diabetes module is endorsed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal College of Nursing.

Read more: Charities train Tesco pharmacists to advise on lowering health issue risks

“Community pharmacies play a key role in the prevention, early detection, care and support of people with type 2 diabetes,” Mr Shorrick said.

“The packs help people find all the information they need, empowering them through education and linking them to healthcare professionals, starting with their local pharmacist,” he added.

Related Content

Topics

         
Pharmacy Manager
Guernsey
£70,000

Apply Now
Latest News & Analysis
See All
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

CD136543

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Thank you for submitting your question. We will respond to you within 2 business days. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel