Special Issue "Community Pharmacy Minor Ailment Services"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 9927
Community pharmacy minor ailment services are of current interest in many Western countries, including the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Historically, these services have lacked standardised structural and implementation characteristics that have impeded more widespread adoption. The management of minor illness remains a topic of healthcare interest, as health-seeking behaviours of patients and the public are reaching unprecedented levels causing significant and, in many cases, inappropriate burdens on the range of healthcare services available. Specifically in England, a new Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework has been negotiated that commits to financially supporting community pharmacy in the delivery of new clinical services, one of which includes the promotion of community pharmacy in the management of minor illness. The aim is to better capitalise on the expertise and resource in community pharmacy and thus shift demand away from the overburdened urgent and emergency care sector. This context provides the backdrop for this Special Issue on Community Pharmacy Minor Ailment Services, where researchers are invited to contribute to the debates, evidence and innovations in this area.
Dr. Hamde Nazar
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- Minor conditions
- Minor ailments
- Minor illness
- Low acuity conditions