A qualitative study of UK pharmacy pre-registration graduates' views and reflections on pharmacist prescribing.
McIntosh, Trudi; Stewart, Derek
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|
|Publisher||Wiley Open Access|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|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|
|Keywords||Pharmacist prescribing; Pharmacy preregistration graduates; Views and reflections; Education; Training|
MCINTOSH 2016 A qualitative study of UK pharmacy