The theme of this year’s Ask Your Pharmacist week, which will run from 6-13 November, is ‘Discover your local pharmacy’.

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA), which organises the week, said the theme will allow pharmacies to showcase their full range of services, “surprising people with what is on offer on their doorstep in local pharmacies”. 

The NPA will supply resources to help pharmacies hold open days, which could include promoting services, providing free blood pressure checks, inviting local dignitaries and politicians to visit for a health check, offering lifestyle advice and inviting customers to take part in an online quiz.

The NPA’s head of communications Stephen Fishwick, said: “This year’s initiative is very much about the network of pharmacy premises, what happens inside them and the people who work there. Ask Your Pharmacist Week is just one of many NPA awareness activities that promote the benefits of the locally based pharmacy service proposition – accessible, caring, expert, responsive and community based.”

Originally Published by Training Matters


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