Medication Reviews – improving your pharmacy practice
You don’t have to own a pharmacy to practice pharmacy. Emmanuel Pippos, the founder of Check My Medicines, believes that community pharmacy provides a strong practice base where the individual pharmacist can develop their clinical skills. After all, community pharmacy treats many patients for a diverse range of health problems every day. This is important because providing advice for daily health problems demands a lot of background work – especially with regard to the many medicines, OTC products and complementary medicines that patients take day to day.
By completing Accreditation for Medication Reviews with the Australian Association of Consultant pharmacy, it is possible to expand your scope of practice in community pharmacy. More importantly, the extra learning that goes with AACP accreditation provides you with a great opportunity – giving your customers (and patients!) succinct quality advice in a community setting which places great demand on the individual pharmacist.