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New health initiative: The Pharmacy at Your Community

Thursday, November 17, 2016   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: medical, seminar, event

The Pharmacy @ Your Community is a family health initiative designed by the Pharmacy @ Group in Canterbury. The aim of this initiative is to increase access to health information to people in order to help reduce sickness in our communities and improve the general health and well-being of Cantabrians.

All sessions are run by registered pharmacists from the Pharmacy @ Group. The program is charitable by nature and involves no cost to the community group.

There are two formats for this program which may suit your community group:

  1. A pharmacist coming to speak to your group about a specific health topic, and
  2. A health station set up at your community group or as part of a fair/expo you are running.

Contact Robyn Harris at The Pharmacy @ Opawa if you would like to take up the offer of this health initiative (021 2223320, 03 3323151 or thepharmacyopawa[at]gmail.com).

A pharmacist coming to speak to your group about a specific health topic

In any of these health conditions pharmacists are able to discuss what medications are available, how pharmacists can help and what other services are available in Canterbury that can help. Topics include:

  • Asthma
  • Eczema and Allergies
  • COPD
  • Common Child Health Conditions
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Heart Health
  • Diabetes
  • Mental Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Diet, exercise and sleep
  • Gout
  • Personalised medication management services available in pharmacies

A health station set up at your community group or as part of a fair/expo

Services can include:

  • Blood pressure checks
  • Height, weight and BMI checks
  • Blood glucose testing
  • Smoking cessation advice and quitcards written
  • Advice on how to access pharmacy services in Canterbury
  • Free samples of natural health products
  • Advice and demonstration of asthma devices
  • Health advice about people’s conditions and medications taken