ESCP 7th spring conference on clinical pharmacy, tackling inequalities in the delivery of pharmaceutical care, 16–19 May 2007, Edinburgh, UK
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PC-40 An evaluation of pharmacist prescribing for patients with hypertension
Mohammed Ommar Ahmed1, Sandra O’Neill1, Fiona Reid1, Moira Kinnear1
1Lothian Pharmacy Practice Unit, Department of Pharmacy, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Background and objective A pharmacist-led cardiovascular risk clinic is established in two general practices. The pharmacist has implemented supplementary prescribing into routine practice. This study evaluated the opinions and expectations of doctors and patients one year after pharmacist prescribing was established. Clinical outcomes associated with the clinic are reported elsewhere [1, 2].
Design A questionnaire was designed following semi-structured one to one audio taped interviews with three randomly selected patients. The questionnaire was piloted and posted to 201 patients. One to one structured interviews were audio taped with four doctors.
Setting Two general medical practices.
Main outcome measuresFrequency and nature of...