New pharmacy campaign – please get involved

We have joined forces with Diabetes UK and the CCG on a new public health campaign.

The 15 Healthcare Essentials campaign aims to make diabetes patients aware of the free NHS tests, checks and support available to them. During COVID many diabetes patients may not have had their routine review so this campaign will help remind them of the importance of this.

Over the next couple of days you will be receiving information leaflets, please use these leaflets to start a conversation with your diabetic patients about their healthcare. If you require extra leaflets you can order  more here.
This is an ideal campaign for Health Champions to get the whole pharmacy team involved.
If appropriate, it will also provide you with a good opportunity to offer patients the NHS flu vaccination, stop smoking services, an MUR and NMS.

As with any campaign it is important to evaluate the success so we can improve in the future. Please encourage your patients to engage and complete this short online survey. Everyone who completes this will go into a prize draw to win £50 of supermarket vouchers. The survey will close on 25 October.