Friday, February 3, 2023

Sandoz and Seville COF bring pharmacist services closer to citizens @diariofarma

Sandoz has signed an agreement with the Official College of Pharmacists (COFS) of Seville to promote ‘La Carpa de la Salud’, with the aim of bringing citizens closer to all the health services offered by pharmacy A project has started.

During the coming months, “La Carpa por la Salud” will pass through different towns and cities of Seville and will be set up in reference areas to show citizens what a pharmacy in their area can do for your health care – A drug beyond its distribution – such as blood pressure measurement, cardiovascular risk control, or diabetes and skin analysis, among others.

The route will begin next Thursday, January 26, in Dos Hermanas, in the Montequinto neighborhood. Thereafter, on February 6, it will move to pass close to the city of Marina del Alcor and on February 22, it will settle over the center of Dos Hermanas. These are the confirmed dates for now, though more events are expected in other cities in the region.

This is an initiative in which the volunteer pharmacists of the area will inform the citizens visiting this place about all the professional services they can get at the pharmacy based on their health status, diagnosis pathology and medicinal treatments that you can order. The times have been set. , In addition to informing, the professional will perform, at no cost, various tests related to osteoporosis, venous insufficiency, cardiovascular risk, diabetes, skin analysis, body composition, blood pressure services, or oxidative stress and stress service. Emotional.

“The health events of recent years have revealed the need to address health care in a comprehensive manner and to overcome physical barriers to bring health closer to the entire population, whether rural or in large cities in Spain.” , they assure from the College of. Sevilla. In this context, the figure of the pharmacist “becomes an important agent to improve the quality of life of people, either because of their proximity or because of their professional work”.

Ignacio Ortín, Head of Retail at Sandoz, explains that “At Sandoz we believe in the enormous potential that community pharmacies have to help people access health care. The alliance we are signing today with the College of Pharmacists of Seville helps us fulfill our mission, helping us to be a leader in facilitating access to patients.

For his part, Manuel Pérez, president of the COFS, explains that “from the fauna and institutions of the sector, we have a responsibility to value the figure of the pharmacist and provide them with all the necessary tools to create the pharmacy of the future: patient and society.” a space for comprehensive care. From the unit they also point out that this future includes a more accessible and more humane pharmacy, without neglecting innovation, which must respond to real needs and promote, always in the direction of pharmaceutical care Human warmth must be maintained and thus a continuum of care must be created.

Alliance between Sandoz and COFS: common values ​​and purpose to be closer to the health of the people

The commitment to innovation and digitization in health is changing the way we conduct research and develop new treatments. But at the same time, the way we relate to our environment has been transformed, opening up new spaces for dialogue and establishing new relationships between different links in the health ecosystem between actors with common objectives and values. Used to be.

Ortin explains that “At Sandoz we want to work with patient organizations as well as other agents interested in providing health care to the people, such as governments, health managers and health professionals, on the one hand addressing the real needs of patients To understand and on the other hand, to seek and find new ways not only to improve people’s access to quality medicines and health treatments but also to perfect the training and information that guarantees the improvement of people’s quality of life.

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