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Shared prescribing? A focus group study with community pharmacists

Irving, Gwen; Hilton, Andrea; Campion, Peter

Authors

Gwen Irving

Dr Andrea Hilton A.Hilton@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer and Programme director, Non-Medical Prescribing

Peter Campion

Abstract

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

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2007-10
Electronic ISSN 1477-1128
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 4
Pages 308-314
Institution Citation 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. doi:10.1017/S1463423607000400
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423607000400
Keywords Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; Care Planning