Shaping the future of self-care through pharmacy

“Shaping the future of self-care through pharmacy” programme

Health and self-care literacy for the management of minor ailments in the pharmacy 

Empowering patient self-care improves health outcomes and reduces the burden of diseases. Improving health and self-care literacy is key to empowering pharmacy-based self-care. This is especially important when it comes to the management of minor ailments through pharmacy. Consisting of a series of five events focusing on common health issues, this new FIP digital programme aims to examine how pharmacists can be enabled to improve health and self-care literacy. Approaches for each of the five areas of minor ailments will be discussed including embedding health and self-care literacy into education and training, developing self-diagnosis and self-medication protocols, widening access to patient information, and improving referral strategies. 

Supporting self-care: musculoskeletal pain and chronicity

30 June 2021

To identify how the community pharmacy team can support self-care for people with musculoskeletal pain

Learning objectives:
1. List the signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal pain;
2. Describe how to support people with musculoskeletal pain
3. Discuss appropriate management in the choice of medicines.

- Luis Lourenço, FIP Professional Secretary, Community Pharmacy Section, Portugal

- Laura Murphy, Pharmacy Clinical Leader and Clinical, University Health Network - Canada
- Philip Conaghan Director of the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, - UK
- Hilary McKee, Consultant Pharmacist Northern Health and Social Care Trust, UK