Thirty Madrid pharmacists have received the first training of the season Clarifies psoriasis at the College of Pharmacists of Madrid. 23 other professionals have also joined the Map Psolidarias Pharmacy . Forming the pharmacist ‘s role in improving the management of psoriasis is done by e specialistas in this area . This is the first course to be held throughout the year in the 17 autonomous communities in collaboration with colleges of pharmacists.
The initiative, promoted by the Action Psoriasis Association in collaboration with Novartis, involves the pharmacist as a key agent to achieve improved quality of life of patients in collaboration with dermatologists and physicians. It also aims to raise awareness about the impact of this disease .
- Psoriasis affects more than one million people in Spain
Clarifies psoriasis aims to provide the pharmacist needed to improve patient care tools with psoriasis and / or psoriatic arthritis for community pharmacy. Pablo de la Cueva, head of Dermatology at the University Hospital Infanta Leonor de Madrid, recalls that “the patient needs to be well informed about their condition and support its evolution to gain access to appropriate treatment for your type of psoriasis”.
Psoriasis affects 2.3 percent of the population , ie, more than one million people in Spain and about 150,000 in the Community of Madrid . The campaign aims to raise awareness of this disease that improve their quality of life is possible if they take an active role against the disease, involving dermatologists, physicians and pharmacists . Psoriasis Action director, Santiago Alfonso, has requested the collaboration of pharmacists and also wanted to remind patients “may find additional professional support and share their experiences with other patients in Psoriasis Action”.