Jul , 11 2013
Australian pharmacists are taking on a greater role in healthcare delivery, including a greater focus on health outcomes, and pharmacies themselves are becoming health destination hubs.
This is changing the way many pharmacies do business and PSA is meeting the need to provide increasing support for pharmacies in this new environment.
PSA’s Self Care program, reinvigorated following feedback from members, is one such resource which has been enthusiastically received with increasing numbers of pharmacies becoming part of the new-look health education program.
The Self Care restructure followed extensive consultation with pharmacists and pharmacy staff using the system and now includes major improvements to the exciting offerings, as well as new features and innovations.
National President of PSA, Grant Kardachi, said the evolution of Self Care was in response to feedback from users of the program.
“We went out and spoke to those pharmacists using the program and we have responded to these consultations by improving the program because it is important that all of our members have access to these resources to take their pharmacy business to the next level,” Mr Kardachi said.
Some of the new features include PSA members having the option to buy the whole program or just individual elements and the provision of Self Care’s popular Fact Cards as online eFactCards.
“What this means is that pharmacies can now email information to customers,” Mr Kardachi said.
“As a Self Care member you can take your pharmacy’s service beyond the pharmacy doors.
“You can also brand the eFactCards with your own pharmacy details, effectively making them ‘your’ eFactCards.
“We have also developed ACTION kits which are topic-based resources to enable in-store health promotions and professional service implementation.
“These are all in one toolkit with promotional posters and other materials that can be branded to the individual pharmacy.”
Details of Self Care are available at the PSA website at psa.org.au/selfcare
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