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Improving health literacy is key to driving confidence in self care

Community pharmacy has a vital role in communicating information about medicines to patients One thing I am passionate about as a representative of the consumer healthcare industry is ensuring people can access easily understandable and reliable information about their medicines, so they feel empowered and confident to look after their own health when appropriate. In PAGB research, 71 per cent of people thought there should be better education around self-treatable conditions to encourage more people to self care.1 For me, this is an industry priority. That’s why PAGB is an active supporter of the Self Care Forum, a charity that helps to promote self care and improve health literacy.

Simpler health information would support self care

People want health information to be presented more simply a survey of patients has found

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Dudley CCG’s decision on self care medicines is an interesting approach, says Noel Wicks It seems that the saga surro...

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Superdrug has announced that its Online Doctor service has passed an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)