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Shared prescribing? A focus group study with community pharmacists

Irving, Gwen; Hilton, Andrea; Campion, Peter


Gwen Irving

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Dr Andrea Hilton
Reader and Programme director, Non-Medical Prescribing

Peter Campion


Background: in the Community, randomised over Time) trial was a multi-centre pragmatic trial of pharmaceutical care in the community, which took place in five areas of East and North Yorkshire. of community pharmacists towards the process of ‘pharmaceutical care’ as tested in the trial. moderated by an independent researcher, and analysed using a thematic qualitative approach. the pharmacist–general practitioner (GP) relationship; the pharmacists’ continuing professional development; and the role of peer support. Pharmacists welcomed this opportunity for more collaborative working with patients, GPs and peers. evidence of sub-optimal teamwork between community pharmacists and GP prescribers, which could be improved by more joint training and by new extended roles for pharmacists.The RESPECT (Randomised Evaluation of Shared Prescribing for the ElderlyObjectives: This paper reports a qualitative study designed to explore attitudesMethods: We recruited 21 pharmacists from the trial into four focus groups,Results: Four themes emerged from the data: the pharmacist–patient relationship;Conclusion: There is


Irving, G., Hilton, A., & Campion, P. (2007). Shared prescribing? A focus group study with community pharmacists. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 8(4), 308-314.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2007
Online Publication Date Nov 5, 2007
Publication Date 2007-10
Electronic ISSN 1477-1128
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 4
Pages 308-314
Keywords Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; Care Planning
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