Pharmacists', general practitioners' and consumers' views on integrating pharmacists into general practice

Freeman, Christopher, Cottrell, W. Neil, Kyle, Greg, Williams, Ian D. and Nissen, Lisa (2012) Pharmacists', general practitioners' and consumers' views on integrating pharmacists into general practice. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 42 3: 184-188.

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Author Freeman, Christopher
Cottrell, W. Neil
Kyle, Greg
Williams, Ian D.
Nissen, Lisa
Title Pharmacists', general practitioners' and consumers' views on integrating pharmacists into general practice
Journal name Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1445-937X
Publication date 2012-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 42
Issue 3
Start page 184
End page 188
Total pages 5
Place of publication Collingwood, Vic., Australia
Publisher Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Integrating pharmacists into general practice is
not a novel concept. However, it is new to Australia and
evidence supporting this role is limited.
Aim: To seek the views of pharmacists, general practitioners
and consumers on integrating pharmacists into general practice.
Method: Questionnaires were used to elicit the opinions of
pharmacists, general practitioners and consumers on integrating
pharmacists into general practice.
Results: 1038 participants (829 pharmacists, 167 consumers,
42 general practitioners) completed the survey. Commonly
agreed roles for pharmacists in general practice included drug
information and medication review. Perceived barriers to service
provision included the pharmacist’s clinical ability and turf
protection. Remuneration was viewed as a facilitator and a
barrier. Perceived facilitators included additional training for
pharmacists and an existing rapport with the general
practitioners.
Conclusion: There was support for integrating pharmacists’
professional activities into general practice. These findings will
guide the development of a new model of integrated primary
care with practice pharmacists.
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