Special Issue "The Role of Community Pharmacists in Public Health"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
Prof. Dr. Reem Kayyali
School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, Kingston University, London, UK
Interests: public health; medicines optimisation; patient care; mobile health; pharmacy services; patient education; telehealth; patient experience; healthcare education
It is a known fact that community pharmacists are one of the most frequently visited healthcare professionals, and that community pharmacies are the first port of call for the general public. Pharmacy has undergone remarkable changes, and community pharmacists have made an effort to expand their traditional role of dispensing medication by providing more patient-oriented and public health-related interventions. Community pharmacy now offer a range of services in relation to health promotion and disease prevention, such as smoking cessation, weight management, and vaccinations. They also offer services for health improvement which focus on medication adherence and optimising medicines use for long-term conditions, and play a role in disease screening and early detection. Recently, technological advances may have further changed the traditional model of service delivery and have potentially expanded the reach of community pharmacy through the use of virtual consultations.
We invite you to share your experiences, evaluations, innovations, or any service evaluation or research you have undertaken in relation to the role of community pharmacists in all dimensions of public health from disease prevention and early screening to health improvement. We hope this Special Issue will inspire pharmacists and researchers to share their own practices and adopt new approaches and innovate to make improvements in public health provision.
Prof. Dr. Reem Kayyali
Manuscript Submission Information
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- public health
- health promotion
- health protection
- community pharmacy
- community pharmacists
- patients’ perceptions
- public perceptions
- pharmacy services
- digital health
- health improvement
- disease prevention
- medicines optimisation