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What supports hospital pharmacist prescribing in Scotland?

Fisher, Julie; Kinnear, Moira; Reid, Fiona; Souter, Caroline; Stewart, Derek C.


Julie Fisher

Moira Kinnear

Fiona Reid

Caroline Souter

Derek C. Stewart


While approximately half of all qualified hospital pharmacist independent prescribers (PIPs) in Scotland are active prescribers, there are major differences in prescribing activity across geographical areas. This study aimed to explore, through focus groups, interviews and a questionnaire, hospital PIPs' perceptions of factors associated with prescribing activity and to investigate the infrastructure required to better support active prescribing by PIPs. Findings reinforced the perceived positive impact of supportive pharmacy leadership within the organisation, recognition that prescribing is integral to the clinical pharmacist role and a work environment conducive to prescribing.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 31, 2018
Journal Research in social and administrative pharmacy
Print ISSN 1551-7411
Electronic ISSN 1934-8150
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 5
Pages 488-497
Institution Citation FISHER, J., KINNEAR, M., REID, F., SOUTER, C. and STEWART, D. 2018. What supports hospital pharmacist prescribing in Scotland? A mixed methods, exploratory sequential study. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 14(5), pages 488-497. Available from:
Keywords Hospital pharmacist; Pharmacist independent prescribers (PIPs); Scotland; Nonmedical prescribing


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