DAY "PHARMACY BRAND SPAIN: A DIFFERENTIAL ADVANTAGE"
- The Conference was held at the Congress of deputies ' pharmacy, mark Spain: a differential advantage "
- Jesus Aguilar, President of the General Council, underlined the value of pharmacy in terms of health, social and contribution to employment
- Community pharmacy employs 80,000 professionals, represents the 0.97 GDP and during the crisis has made 43.5% of the total savings of the national health system
- Spanish pharmacy is immersed in pioneering projects internationally such as improving adherence to treatment, the information center on the supply of medicines (CISMED), e-prescribing or the Spanish system of verification of medicine
MADRID, July 19, 2017- The national health system should take advantage of the potential of the healthcare network of community pharmacies in the whole of the national health system, thus have demanded it this morning patients and parliamentarians in the framework of the Conference "Pharmacy, mark Spain: a differential advantage", organized by the General Council of Provincial Pharmacy Chambers, and that has taken place in the room Clara Campoamor in the Congress of Deputies.
At the opening of the event, in charge of Welcome from above, second Vice-President of the Committee on health and social services of the Congress of Deputies and Jesús Aguilar, President of the General Council of Provincial Pharmacy Chambers, said the aim of this day falls project, approach to the society, and make visible the economic, health and social contribution which the pharmacy in Spain.
A pharmacy that has managed to be recognized as mark Spain by its capillarity, proximity, professionalism and excellence. A network of pharmacies, which has become an international reference in which other countries, attaches by his healthcare breakthrough.
In fact, Spanish pharmacy is immersed in pioneering projects worldwide such as improving adherence to treatment, the Centre of information on the supply of medicines (CISMED), e-prescriptions or the system Spanish verification of medicines (seven) in the face to prevent the problem and the threat of counterfeit medicines.
The first Roundtable of the day has been in the "The role of community pharmacy in healthcare in the 21st century," seen by the President of the platform of organization of patients (POP), Tomás Castillo, President of the Federation of pharmaceutical distribution (FEDIFAR), Eladio González, Vice President of the Federation of self-employed (ATA), Celia Ferrero and the President of the General Council of colleges pharmacists , Jesus Aguilar.
The second roundtable focused on the "The role of the community pharmacy in healthcare in the 21st century" seen by the various representatives of the political parties. José Ignacio Echaniz, of the Partido Popular, Jesús María Fernández, of the Socialist Party, Francisco Igea, of citizens, Joseba Andoni Agirretxea of the Basque nationalist party (PNV) and Miriam Nogueras, of the party democratic European Catalan (PDeCat) participated in this table.
Among the ideas that were put on the table the need to rely on pharmacy health care network composed by 22,000 health facilities - in which they work 49.500 pharmaceutical professionals - who are the gateway to the health system and that, each day, spend 2.3 million people. Data reflecting the enormous medical potential of pharmacy to improve the health of patients, as well as to respond to the demographic challenge, the ageing of the population, as well as to the chronicity of the pathologies and background of patients.
A contribution of the pharmacy posed in terms of gross domestic product, a 0.97% of the national GDP. A pharmacy that represents 15% of health expenditure of the autonomous communities and has generated since 2009 43.5% of the total savings of the national health system. A pharmacy that bet and advances in the development of welfare services, innovative and professionally integrated into the health system.
The day has been broadcast live on the audiovisual channel of the Chamber of Deputies and the videos will also be available on the channel Portalfarma.com @youtube