Pharmacy Charter Launched

Age-friendly Belfast launches it’s new Pharmacy Charter

Community pharmacists, local representatives and older people came together during Positive Ageing Month in October 2019 to launch the Age-friendly Belfast Pharmacy Charter.

Alderman Sonia Copeland welcomed people to the event and presentations included information on why the charter is needed, how to sign up, benefits to signing up, the importance of health literacy and developing dementia friendly pharmacies.

“We have worked with pharmacy representatives, older people, the Health Social Care Board, Alzheimer’s Society and Belfast Healthy Cities to adopt our general Age-friendly Belfast Charter. Dundela Pharmacy and Clear pharmacy on the Shankill Road have already sign up and this short video shows the difference that age-friendly pharmacies can make”. https://vimeo.com/363860836

To participate in the charter pharmacies:

register their interest

  • Sign up online, complete a self-assessment check list and identify actions they will take in the next 12 months
  • Take part in initial training
  • Receive a certificate and stickers to advertise their participation
  • Update their self-assessment after 12 months

For more information on this initiative contact Elma Greer or Tanya Hay Tel 028 9050 2073, email: elma.greer@bhdu.orgelma.greer@bhdu.orgelma.greer@bhdu.org

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