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.
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
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Aug 6, 2015|
|Online Publication Date||Oct 8, 2015|
|Publication Date||Apr 30, 2016|
|Deposit Date||Sep 9, 2016|
|Publicly Available Date||Oct 9, 2016|
|Journal||International Journal of Pharmacy Practice|
|Publisher||Wiley Open Access|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Pharmacist prescribing; Pharmacy preregistration graduates; Views and reflections; Education; Training|
MCINTOSH 2016 A qualitative study of UK pharmacy
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