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Help us understand your experience of supporting patients with osteoarthritis

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The Pharmaceutical Journal launches insight-led campaign to advance pharmacy’s role in management of osteoarthritis.

At The Pharmaceutical Journal, we have been developing an insight-led approach to creating editorial campaigns to support the needs of practising pharmacists.

We have conducted several surveys of members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) over the last two years to better understand the realities of pharmacists, the challenges you experience in everyday practice, as well how you work to support patients.

One in five adults over 45 years of age have OA of the knee and one in nine have OA of the hip, according to data gathered by Arthritis Research UK and Imperial College London.

In light of this, it is imperative the NHS devises better ways of providing advice and support.

As a member or subscriber, you may well remember receiving emails from us asking you to complete a survey over the last few weeks, although perhaps they were not well-timed because of the changes related to the general data protection regulation (GDPR).

The more pharmacists that take the time to complete the survey, the stronger our insights will be.

Once we have closed the survey and conducted an analysis, we will present those data to a group of relevant experts to inform a discussion on how best practice in pharmacy can support and make a difference to patients.

We will also use the results to prioritise the type of articles, learning and CPD we produce to support professional development, and will potentially advocate for policy change.

At The Pharmaceutical Journal, we are confident in the role that passionate pharmacists and their teams can play, and therefore are relying on your support to partake in this survey, which we estimate should take around 15 minutes to complete.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga


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