Providing information about health
Pharmacists are encouraged to provide information and services to the general public which aim to lead to health improvements. Ongoing work includes studies examining the role that the public perceive pharmacists to have in providing information about health in general and the services provided by pharmacists, in particular weight management services. The teaching of public health in the undergraduate pharmacy course is also a subject of ongoing study.
Morecroft CW, Krska J, Lyons M et al. Delivering the public health agenda using an interdisciplinary teaching model: student healthcare practitioners' opinions. Int J Pharm Pract 2006; 14: A26-7
Morecroft CW, Krska J. Views of undergraduate pharmacy students on the teaching of public health. Int J Pharm Pract 2007; 15: A10-11
Andronicou AML, Hackett AF, Maxwell S, Richards J, Krska J. Availability of over the counter weight loss products from pharmacies. Int J Pharm Pract 2007; 15: A13-14
Morecroft CW, Krska J. Community pharmacy as a source of public health advice - views of the public. Int J Pharm Pract 2008; 16 (Suppl 2) C46-7
Krska J, Mackridge A, Embleton K, McCaffley A. Public health advice from community pharmacies: views of pharmacists and the public. Int J Pharm Pract 2008; 16 (Suppl 2) C9-10
Nkansah A, Cubbin I, Vickers S. An investigation into the delivery of the signposting element of the pharmacy contract in Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust. Int J Pharm Pract 2009; 17 (Suppl 2) B51-52
Andronicou AM, Hackett A, Richards J, Krska J. Views and use of over-the-counter weight loss formulations among the general public. Int J Health Prom Edu 2009; 47 (2): 63-68
Andronicou AM, Krska J, Hackett A, Richards J. Supply of over-the-counter weight loss products from community pharmacies. Int J Pharm Pract 2009; 17: (In press).
Krska J, Lovelady C, Connolly D, Parmar D, Davies MJ. Community pharmacy services for weight management: Identifying opportunities. Int J Pharm Pract 2009; 17: (in press).
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