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The aim of this paper is to investigate interprofessional collaboration between general practitioners (GPs) and pharmacists involved in the delivery of enhanced pharmacy services under the local pharmaceutical services (LPS) contract in England. Previous research suggests that a number of interprofessional barriers exist between community pharmacists and(More)
INTRODUCTION Young people with eating disorders are at risk of harm to their social, emotional and physical development and life chances. Although they can be reluctant to seek help, they may access social media for information, advice or support. The relationship between social media and youth well-being is an emotive subject, but not clearly understood.(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to examine pharmacists' perceptions of their professional identity, both in terms of how they see themselves and how they think others view their profession. METHODS A qualitative study was undertaken, using group and individual interviews with pharmacists employed in the community, hospital and primary care sectors of(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore and identify the key determinants influencing the uptake of medicines use reviews (MURs), a new community pharmacy service in England. METHODS Survey of all primary care organisations (PCOs) in England (n=303, response rate=74%) and case study investigations of 10 PCOs, involving interviews with a purposive sample of 43 key(More)
PURPOSE Research on patient-centred professionalism in pharmacy is scarce compared with other health professions and in particular with pharmacists early in their careers. The purpose of this paper is to explore patient-centred professionalism in early career pharmacists and to describe reported behaviours. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH - This study explored(More)
BACKGROUND Health services across the world increasingly face pressures on the use of expensive hospital services. Better organisation and delivery of primary care has the potential to manage demand and reduce costs for hospital services, but routine primary care services are not open during evenings and weekends. Extended access (evening and weekend(More)
A pilot study using four subjects was conducted to investigate a proposed method of measuring 'in vivo' lumbar zygapophyseal intracapsular pressures. The authors were interested in establishing whether a resting pressure could be measured, and to observe pressure changes within the lumbar zygapophyseal capsules with fluid injection and with a range of(More)
In spite of their widespread use in policy making in the UK and elsewhere, there is a relatively sparse literature specifically devoted to policy pilots. Recent research on policy piloting has focused on the role of pilots in making policy work in accordance with national agendas. Taking this as a point of departure, the present paper develops the notion of(More)
BACKGROUND Repeat dispensing by community pharmacists has now been rolled out nationally within England in order to improve patient convenience and reduce doctors' workload. Little is known about how the charge status of the patient may impact on the uptake and prescribing practices of this service. OBJECTIVE To examine whether the charge status of the(More)