Every year approximately 1400 people die from asthma in the UK, more than the number of deaths from asthma in Austria, Finland
For a long time awareness of what pharmacists do (in addition to dispensing medicines) and how they can help patients has been low. Yet pharmacists can support better patient centred care within health and social care, particularly with the support of other NHS colleagues. And that support is building.
Knowing for some time that pharmacy advice can play a central role in improving the health literacy of the nation, at Sainsbury's Pharmacy we commissioned a yearlong experiment to prove it.