The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has worked with NHS Choices to highlight how community pharmacies can help visitors to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The NHS Choices website includes a series of videos where Leyla Hannbeck, Head of Pharmacy at the NPA answers questions such as ‘what should I do if I run out of my regular medicines’, ‘what what should I do if I’ve left my prescription at home’ and ‘how can a UK pharmacy help me if I’m unwell?’
Mike Holden, Chief Executive at the National Pharmacy Association said:
“During the London 2012 Olympics, pharmacists and their teams will be more important than ever to the smooth running of the health service, as they utilise their accessibility and skills to support the extra demand from the visiting population. We are pleased to have worked with NHS Choices to highlight pharmacy’s important role.”
Meanwhile, in a letter to Mike Holden, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson wrote “I would like to take this opportunity to commend the fantastic work pharmacy teams are doing to prepare for the Olympics.”
The NPA is encouraging members to share their experiences during the Olympic Games through the We Care website www.npa.co.uk/we-care or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NPA’s Olympic videos can be seen on NHS Choices by visiting www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/Pages/Pharmacyhome.aspx or on the Ask Your Pharmacist website www.askyourpharmacist.co.uk.