Pharmacists are well placed to reduce hospital admissions for cases of asthma Celesio has said in response to a recent report highlighting that 75% of emergency admissions could be avoided.
The report by Asthma UK drew light on the impact the condition is having on the wider population and the strain it is placing on hospitals. Mark James UK managing director for Celesio believes pharmacy can reduce that strain by helping people manage their condition more effectively.
“These are shocking findings with asthma killing three people every day and a third of people with asthma at high risk of a potentially fatal asthma attack” he said.
“Health Ministers need to consider an enhanced role for community pharmacy to help asthma sufferers manage their condition. That would help patients and reduce cost for the NHS.”