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A qualitative study of UK pharmacy pre-registration graduates' views and reflections on pharmacist prescribing.

McIntosh, Trudi; Stewart, Derek

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Trudi McIntosh

Derek Stewart



Abstract

Background: Pre-registration pharmacy graduates are a key group in relation to developing and implementing innovations in practice. Objective: To explore the views and reflections on pharmacist prescribing of UK pre-registration pharmacy graduates. Method: Semi-structured telephone interviews with a sample (n=12) of pre-registration pharmacy graduates. Key findings: Most reported a desire to train as prescribers, largely for reasons of professional development, but acknowledged the need first to develop as pharmacists. They perceived the lack of organisational strategy, pharmacist prescribers' self-confidence and additional workload to be barriers and were aware of the value of interprofessional relationships as potential facilitators to pharmacist prescribing. Conclusion: While participants were supportive of pharmacist prescribing, they highlighted the need first to gain experience as pharmacists and were acutely aware of barriers to prescribing implementation.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 15, 2016
Journal International journal of pharmacy practice
Print ISSN 0961-7671
Electronic ISSN 2042-7174
Publisher Wiley Open Access
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Issue 2
Pages 139-141
Institution Citation MCINTOSH, T. and STEWART, D. 2016. A qualitative study of UK pharmacy pre-registration graduates' views and reflections on pharmacist prescribing. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 24(2), pages 139-141. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12222
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12222
Keywords Pharmacist prescribing; Pharmacy preregistration graduates; Views and reflections; Education; Training

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