Discount Drug Stores (DDS) says it has surpassed its goal of performing 100,000 health checks and interventions in 2019.
The goal was part of DDS’ ‘wellness revolution’ campaign, a new movement developed to improve the landscape of customer health and wellbeing across its pharmacies and health clinics, nationwide.
The campaign focused on redefining the company’s position in the healthcare sector by empowering patients to take greater control of their wellbeing.
It brought an increase of 41,242 consults performed by pharmacists from 2018, with the brand achieving a total of 137,519 health checks and interventions.
The most popular consultations included flu vaccinations, medication reviews and asthma inhaler technique checks.
“We developed ‘wellness revolution’ to further our work in the clinic and consultation space, helping patients combat chronic and prevalent health conditions impacting Australians today, including diabetes management, heart disease and heart health, and persistent pain,” DDS pharmacist Nicky Muscillo said.
“Pharmacies remain a convenient, easily accessible option to consumers and can offer a wide range of support, as well as referring patients onto GPs or specialists where appropriate.
“These results demonstrate the trust our patients and customers have in our profession to support their healthcare needs.”