Evans Pharmacy Consultancy
|Posted on January 8, 2015 at 9:55 AM|
Public Health provision in pharmacies is integrated with travel health as the preventative (pretravel) consultation-not just a seperate service.
Consider the topics that a good assessment can cover eg. food and water hygeine; sunblocks (preventing burns); bite and sting prevention; correct use of antimalerials.
Compare this to a Public Health agenda looking to improve skin cancer risks,reduce Hep B & C levels and medicines optimisation of prescribed treatment.
Over 1000 patients during 2013 were treated for malaria upon returning to the UK, placing an additional burden on the NHS. Therefore why not consider funding Travel Health providers under the Public Health banner?