Did you know that today is World Pharmacists Day? The event – which is held on 25 September each year – was created by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) to encourage the world’s pharmacists to organise activities that promote and advocate for the role of the pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world.

This year’s theme is ‘From research to health care: Your pharmacist is at your service’ and was chosen to reflect the numerous contributions the pharmacy profession makes to health.

‘We want to emphasise that pharmacists are the backbone of health care in many different settings,’ says FIP President Dr Carmen Peña. ‘But providing care does not begin in community or hospital pharmacies. Taking care of patients starts with recognising the health issues of populations and developing medicines, policies and education to tackle them. We pharmacists are often there at the very beginning of the process – when the first molecule that effectively treats a disease is identified.’

If you use social media to let your patients know what’s going on, then why not give you – and your pharmacy – a pat on the back and tell your community about the great work that community pharmacy does!

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