July 2008: Focus Group summaries published - attached below
Apr 2008: Pilot phase begins
Dec 2007: Scoping Study Updated
Oct 2007: Scoping Paper Published
May 2007: project launches
The Men's Health Forum has argued for some time that pharmacy services have a potentially significant role to play in improving the still unnecessarily and unacceptably poor state of men's health. Men's use of pharmacy services is currently very limited but, following the publication of Choosing health through pharmacy in April 2005, in which the Forum's suggested policy developments were quoted, there now exists an opportunity to develop services that will begin to make a difference.
In our submission to the Department of Health's (DH) consultation document, A Vision for Pharmacy, we argued that pharmacy services could provide:
The Forum is now developing a project in partnership with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and the Department of Health to pilot the development of the information, resources and support pharmacies will need to work with men effectively.
Specifically, the project would:
This will be a 2-3 year project, which will get underway in the Autumn 2006. It forms part of a larger piece of work MHF is looking to develop on men's use of primary care services.
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