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Queen’s pharmacists offer right prescription for schools

2 December, 2009  

Queen’s University Belfast has become the first university in the UK to develop an interactive pharmacy-based programme

Its School of Pharmacy, currently ranked number one in the Times Good University Guide, today (Wednesday) launches its Pharmacists in Schools initiative which will benefit over 400 pupils in 20 local schools.

Under the scheme children aged eight to 14 will be given the opportunity to be pharmacists for the day.

It also encourages them to consider studying science-based career options and to increase their awareness of the role of the pharmacist in the community and in health promotion activities.

Staff and undergraduate students from the School of Pharmacy will visit schools and use props to give children the opportunity to prepare medicines in response to prescriptions, label the medicines and dispense them.