PSA releases five principles of health screening

The PSA is sending out a strong message about what pharmacy should aim for when providing screening services.

In a new five-point position statement, it says screening should be provided only by trained pharmacists, address an unmet need and be backed by strong evidence.

There is “strong evidence” for cost-effective screening for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and kidney disease in pharmacies, says PSA National President Joe Demarte (pictured).

The five PSA principles are.

  • Screening and risk assessments should target