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Emergency supply of prescription-only medicines to patients by community pharmacists: a mixed methods evaluation incorporating patient, pharmacist and GP perspectives.

Morecroft CW, Mackridge AJ, Stokes EC, Gray NJ, Wilson SE, Ashcroft DM, Mensah N, Pickup GB - BMJ Open (2015)

Bottom Line: A significant number of supplies were made during practice opening hours.There is currently no feedback loop, however, to general practice.Patient care and interprofessional communication may be better served by the introduction of a formally structured and funded NHS emergency supply service from community pharmacies, with ongoing optimisation of repeat prescribing.

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Affiliation: School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.

No MeSH data available.


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Distribution of emergency supply requests: days of the week (n=526) (POM, prescription-only medicine).
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BMJOPEN2014006934F1: Distribution of emergency supply requests: days of the week (n=526) (POM, prescription-only medicine).

Mentions: A higher proportion of requests were recorded on either side of the weekend (Mondays and Fridays) than on other days, with around a quarter of items requested (123/526; 23%) on a Friday (figure 1). In the eight pharmacies open during weekends (3 open both days; 2 all day Saturday; and 3 Saturday morning only), emergency supply requests were made for 65 items during this period, reflecting a higher rate per pharmacy in comparison to any of the weekdays.


Emergency supply of prescription-only medicines to patients by community pharmacists: a mixed methods evaluation incorporating patient, pharmacist and GP perspectives.

Morecroft CW, Mackridge AJ, Stokes EC, Gray NJ, Wilson SE, Ashcroft DM, Mensah N, Pickup GB - BMJ Open (2015)

Distribution of emergency supply requests: days of the week (n=526) (POM, prescription-only medicine).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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BMJOPEN2014006934F1: Distribution of emergency supply requests: days of the week (n=526) (POM, prescription-only medicine).
Mentions: A higher proportion of requests were recorded on either side of the weekend (Mondays and Fridays) than on other days, with around a quarter of items requested (123/526; 23%) on a Friday (figure 1). In the eight pharmacies open during weekends (3 open both days; 2 all day Saturday; and 3 Saturday morning only), emergency supply requests were made for 65 items during this period, reflecting a higher rate per pharmacy in comparison to any of the weekdays.

Bottom Line: A significant number of supplies were made during practice opening hours.There is currently no feedback loop, however, to general practice.Patient care and interprofessional communication may be better served by the introduction of a formally structured and funded NHS emergency supply service from community pharmacies, with ongoing optimisation of repeat prescribing.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus