PSA’s popular Self Care program has been reinvigorated and restructured following extensive consultation with pharmacists and pharmacy staff using the system.
Launching the new Self Care at CPExpo, PSA National President Grant Kardachi said the relaunch involved some major improvements to the program, as well as new features and initiatives.
“Self Care has evolved because the pharmacy sector is always evolving – and we as a profession need to keep pace with these changes,” Mr Kardachi said.
“We have also listened to Self Care pharmacies about what they want from the program and so we have moved to make sure that as many of these improvements are incorporated into the new-look Self Care as possible. We are listening to what you, our members, want.
“And we have improved the program because we want all of our members to have access to these resources to improve their pharmacy business.”
Mr Kardachi said features of the new Self Care included that the full program and its components would only be available to PSA members and that components of the program could now be purchased individually.
“In addition, we have introduced the Self Care eFactCards,” Mr Kardachi said.
“Self Care’s already popular Fact Cards are now online and accessible in-store from any desktop, laptop or tablet device. The eFactCards are designed to save space in your pharmacy and provide choice in how to access these to fit your pharmacy’s workflow.
“A new feature is that you can now email information to customers – taking your pharmacy’s service beyond the pharmacy doors. You can also brand the eFactCards with your own pharmacy details, effectively making them ‘your’ eFactCards.
“We have also introduced a major new resource into the Self Care family – our ACTION kits. These are topic-based resources designed to support in-store health promotions and implementation of new professional services, enabling access to new income streams.
“They are an all-in-one pharmacy toolkit with promotional materials such as posters (available in a variety of sizes) and appointment cards branded to your pharmacy.”
Details of Self Care are available at the PSA website at psa.org.au/selfcare