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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.

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Distribution of emergency supply requests by patient age category (n=449; missing=1).
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BMJOPEN2014006934F2: Distribution of emergency supply requests by patient age category (n=449; missing=1).

Mentions: Emergency supply requests in phase 1 occurred for patients aged from 3 months to 92 years, with 13 (3%) for children under the age of 12 years. Although there was a trend towards more requests from older patients, a substantial number were made by young and middle-aged adults (figure 2).


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 by patient age category (n=449; missing=1).
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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BMJOPEN2014006934F2: Distribution of emergency supply requests by patient age category (n=449; missing=1).
Mentions: Emergency supply requests in phase 1 occurred for patients aged from 3 months to 92 years, with 13 (3%) for children under the age of 12 years. Although there was a trend towards more requests from older patients, a substantial number were made by young and middle-aged adults (figure 2).

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