Will the public engage with new pharmacy roles?
The latest HERU blog post looks at public preferences for a community pharmacy-based health check for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Community pharmacies have a prominent role in healthcare and are increasingly providing clinical services to patients. The blog post highlights recent research we were involved in which explored if health checks for CVD would be acceptable to the public and what kind of service would be preferred. The research was published in the Patient journal and indicated public acceptance for a pharmacy-based CVD health check. By using a discrete choice experiment (DCE) the study team were able to examine the the aspects of a pharmacy-based CVD health check that people would value.