DEVELOPMENT AND ADVANCEMENT OF HEALTHCARE PHARMACY
- The President of the General Council of colleges pharmacists, Jesus Aguilar, has released the document during the closing session of the 8th National Congress of community pharmacists
- General Council, together with the Spanish society of community and family Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Care Foundation, put in value the important care work carried out from the network of 22,000 health facilities with the SNS
- You can access the "Declaration of the profession pharmaceutical: Pharmacy community" at Portalfarma.com
Madrid, May 26 from 2018- In the day, the President of the General Council of Provincial Pharmacy Chambers, Jesus Aguilar Santamaria, has made public the "Declaration of the profession pharmaceutical: Pharmacy community", in the course of the closing ceremony of the eighth national Congress of community pharmacists, held in Alicante.
"Statement of the pharmaceutical profession: community pharmacy"
The "Declaration of the profession pharmaceutical: Pharmacy community", in its first paragraph, the General Council of Provincial Pharmacy Chambers, next to the Spanish society of Pharmacy family and community and the Pharmaceutical Care Foundation collects They declare that the care action developed by the pharmacist in the community pharmacy around the medicine for the benefit of the patient and the Spanish, public and private health care system, as well as public health actions aimed at the population, It has a historical, academic and LEGAL BACKING.
To summarize, the "Declaration of the profession pharmaceutical: Pharmacy community" includes the following 8 sections:
1) academic training of pharmaceutical professionals
The official university degree from the pharmacist has the correspondence with the level 3 of the Spanish qualifications framework for higher education (Master level). Pharmacy, along with medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine are the health professions that have their respective university degrees Master level.
300 European pharmacy credits are aimed at the acquisition of 15 skills, which include the identification, design, production of medicines and healthcare products; the promotion of the rational use of medicines, the development of social and clinical pharmacy activities; intervention in the activities of health promotion, prevention of disease, at the individual, family and community level.
2) skills professionals from the pharmaceutical community
The policy of recognition of professional qualifications has expanded the powers of pharmacists, with information and advice on the proper use of medicines, the communication of adverse reactions, the personalized accompaniment of patients on the use of the medicine and the contribution in local or national public health campaigns.
The pharmaceutical profession is a health profession recognized legally, with activities and features aimed at production, conservation and dispensing of drugs, as well as collaboration in the analytical processes, pharmacotherapy and public health surveillance. These functions are performed by pharmacists practising in different professional fields.
(3) community pharmacy: Settlement health
Community pharmacy is a health facility private public interest, specifically defined by applicable state and regional, from which the community pharmacist assures people access to drugs and medical devices, helping patients to the correct process of safe, effective, efficient and responsible use, involved in the achievement of health outcomes. A health care service that enjoys a high esteem of patients and users.
(4) collaboration of pharmacies with the national health system (SNS)
Health regulations and concerts signed with the administrations expressly collect the collaboration of pharmacies with the NHS in the performance of the pharmaceutical provision in order to ensure the responsible use of the drug. It is a magnificent example of the collaborative public - private which brings advantages to the SNS and users.
(5) development of pharmaceutical care
The welfare services around the medicine and public health are recognized by the Ministry of health, social services and equality and the regional ministries of health in strategic documents on the sustainability and improvement of the quality of the SNS, in the fields of health care, social and health and home.
Dispensing, drug indication, the pharmacotherapy follow-up, review of the use of medicines, adherence to treatments, reconciling medicines at discharge from hospital or the preparation of custom systems of dosage are professional services already sued, supported by numerous national and international studies and well appreciated by the Spanish patients.
(6) evidence-based healthcare pharmacy
Care pharmacy is a professional practice evidence-based, developed by procedures based on scientific methodology, as it has been demonstrated in research studies on the effects of different professional services analyzed.
(7) community pharmacy and public health
More and more are the plans and strategies of the Ministry of health and of the autonomous communities that have the community pharmacy in health promotion and disease prevention: education in the field of public health through health campaigns; advice on food safety and environmental health; early identification of pathologies: population screening (colon cancer, HIV); collaboration with the patient self-care and self-management of the disease; smoking cessation; and rapid detection of alterations in public health through the network of pharmacies Sentinel, among others.
(8) commitment to interprofessional collaboration
Interprofessional collaboration is the basis for optimizing resources and obtain the maximum possible value of any health care intervention.
Pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other health professionals have an obligation to work together to ensure use secure, responsible, effective and efficient services, health interventions and medicines, to optimize the Results in health, while respecting the competences of each profession and working on those common to all the health professions.
The General Council of Provincial Pharmacy Chambers, next to the Spanish society of Pharmacy family and community and the Pharmaceutical Care Foundation will continue to work for:
- Promote the professional advancement of Spanish pharmacist as essential and integral part of health systems.
- Express the important care work carried out from the network of 22,000 health facilities with the SNS. A health care compromise that will continue to develop throughout the health system, in collaboration with other professionals and in coordination with the health authorities.
You can access the full text of the "Declaration of the profession pharmaceutical: Pharmacy community in Portalfarma.com"
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