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New toolkit to help measure public health impact

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New toolkit to help measure public health impact

Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) have today published “Everyday Interactions”, a report which aims to support community pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to record and measure their public health impact.  

Gul Root, Public Health England’s Lead Public Health Pharmacist, said: “Community pharmacy teams play a vital role in supporting people to look after their health and regularly provide timely health promoting support and advice. This is often seen as being part of their everyday practice so this toolkit will help them document and measure their invaluable contribution to improving the nation’s health.”

The findings from the survey of healthcare professionals showed that the majority (70%) believe protecting and promoting the public’s health is important. Despite this fewer than 1 in 5 (19%) currently measure the public health impact of their day to day work. The main barriers to collecting, recording and collating data from public health interventions included time, capacity and training.  

Based on the public health priorities identified by Public Health England’s All Our Health framework including obesity, alcohol and smoking, the toolkit provides the means for pharmacists to record and collate their work so it makes an impact.

You can access the toolkit here.

 

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