In recent years, it has become
clear that more can be done to improve the health and wellbeing of women and
girls. RPS believes there is a need for greater focus on women’s health.
Pharmacists and pharmacy teams already provide vital support and advice for
women but we believe that with additional collaboration, support and resource,
much more is possible.
RPS has held women’s health
focus groups to hear from pharmacists about the work they already do and how
they want to help improve services provided to women. It is clear from these
discussions that pharmacists across all settings – including community
pharmacy, general practice pharmacy and hospital pharmacy – have much to offer
to women at all stages of their lives. It is also clear that there is not
enough support or recognition of the role of pharmacists and pharmacy teams.
We’d like to
thank all those who took time to contribute to the women’s health focus groups
that were held, and shared their views and expertise through meetings, emails