The Self Care Forum welcomes the Everyday Interactions toolkit produced by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and Public Health England (PHE) to measure and record the impact of public health interventions between the public and healthcare professionals.
Commenting on the resource, which is for nurses, midwives, dentists, allied health professionals and pharmacists, Self Care Forum chair, Helen Donovan said “this is based on the excellent “make every contact count” (MECC) concept which uses those everyday interactions between healthcare professionals and patients to help them self care and feel more empowered to take care of their own health.
“The toolkit focuses on 11 key public health topics such as exercise, healthy beginnings, smoking and tobacco, alcohol, obesity and will help improve people’s physical health and mental wellbeing, reduce inequalities and prevent premature deaths.”
Self Care Forum Trustee, Prof Rob Darracott believes the toolkit will also be useful for community pharmacists. “This resource will help pharmacists make the most of their opportunities with the 1.6 million people who visit a pharmacy every day, helping them to adopt a healthier lifestyle and understand how to self care for life.”