In April 2013, the Sociedad Española de Farmacia Familiar y Comunitaria (SEFAC) [Spanish Society for Family and Community Pharmacy] submitted its proposal regarding professional pharmaceutical services (PPS), whose aim is to cover healthcare for patients who use medicines and public health. This proposal offers an approach regarding the implementation and development of PPSs to boost their provision for community pharmacies in the coming years. According to this proposal, all the PPSs included in the services catalogue will be given a specifications document.
The purpose of this specifications document is to define and characterize the vascular risk prevention and control service with a double purpose:
• Support community pharmacies and their collaborators in the offering, providing, distributing, funding and coordinating of this service.
• Guide community pharmacies that want to implement this service at the pharmacy or prepare a standardized work procedure.
This documented is supplemented by the Guidelines for community pharmacies for patients with high blood pressure (hypertension) and cardiovascular risk (CVR). Consensus document GIAF-UGR, SEFAC and SEH-LELHA and with the impacHta program: SEFAC and SEH-LELHA training for high blood pressure and cardiovascular risk. The use of the Framingham, SCORE (Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation) and Regicor (Registre Gironí del Cor) tables are also recommended to calculate cardiovascular risk.