On October 27, 2016 / News
On Tuesday, October 25th Pharmacists Manitoba held Pharmacists Manitoba Day at the Manitoba Legislative Building to recognize the work pharmacists do throughout the province. Pharmacists were on-site demonstrating comprehensive medication reviews, point of care testing, and assessments and prescribing for minor ailments.
We connected with Honourable Kelvin Goertzen, Minister of Health and almost every MLA at the legislature. The feedback from MLAs and staff was positive, 48% of whom were not aware of the variety of professional pharmacy services offered, learned about innovative pharmacy services and 100% responded that their community would benefit from pharmacy services.
The ability to improve access points for care through the expanded scopes of pharmacist services was well received and the message that pharmacists can offer better health, better care and with better value will hopefully enable better utilization of their full scope of practice was underscored throughout the day.
NDP MLA Matt Wiebe expressed his thoughts on pharmacists stating “Pharmacists can take much of the pressure off of physicians and other areas of the health-care system. In order for them to continue their work, we must provide the critical public funds to support them.”
We would like to thank all the pharmacists who participated in Pharmacists Manitoba Day. We couldn’t have done this without all the support and help from our members, stakeholders and board members. To view photos of Pharmacists Manitoba day please click here.