13th June 2024

We are very excited to be partnering with the National Pharmacy Association

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We believe the thousands of community pharmacies across the country have a fantastic opportunity to help us in raising awareness to the general public on leg and foot issues. They have a door on the high street, and we all go in to the seek every day pharmacy advice on all manner of conditions. But until recently, wound care and the role of compression was not on their radar! Now it is and the penny regarding their role is dropping… so we are thrilled to present some short films on this new conversation.

We discuss why the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) have got involved in the Legs Matter campaign, the opportunity this brings to community pharmacy and local communities and importantly their role in improving immediate and necessary care to the lower leg issues and traumatic wounds.

This is only the start of this collaboration. We look forward to receiving your comments and supporting in greater awareness and education of this critical high street workforce.

The films feature 4 speakers:

  • Alison Hopkins MBE, CEO, Accelerate
  • Sanjay Ganvir, Director and Superintendent Pharmacist, Green Light Pharmacy Group
  • Mat Peters, Senior Professional Services Manager, National Pharmacy Association (NPA)
  • Hayley Turner-Dobbin, Clinical Delivery Lead R&D, Accelerate

1. Why pharmacies are significant in identifying lower limb wounds and preventing their deterioration

2. Discussion about the national work to reduce patient harm and how pharmacies can get involved

3. Explore early intervention with compression; what this means and why it is important