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Published on 5 October 2010

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Pharmacists called to cancer audits


Community pharmacists have been urged to help increase awareness of lung cancer by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Pharmacists in England, Scotland and Wales have been called to take part in two audits, which will be used to determine the best ways to increase understanding of the disease.

The first audit will take place before November’s Lung Cancer Month, with the second being conducted during the initiative. Pharmacists can take part by submitting their details by Wednesday.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society said that participating would meet their obligation to complete an annual practice-based clinic audit.

Neal Patel, Royal Pharmaceutical Society chief spokesperson said: “We want to ensure community pharmacists and their teams are recognised and receive funding for activity to raise awareness of cancer symptoms and improve early detection.

“Committing to this project will help us produce the evidence base which is needed to develop this work”.

Copyright Press Association 2010

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