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Title: Factors affecting the extended role of the community pharmacist.
Author: Ghalamkari, Hossein Hooman.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3495 6287
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 1999
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In recent years health care personnel have seen changes to their roles and responsibilities. A number of reports both from within the occupation and from government have recommended changes in the roles of community pharmacists so that they become more active in the provision of health care. The new roles and services suggested have become known as "extended roles" and include health promotion, treatment of minor ailments, provision of advice on prescribed medicines to the public and to other health care personnel. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors affecting the extended roles of the community pharmacist. The investigation initially took an exploratory approach and used unstructured interviews with pharmacists to ascertain influences on every day practice which could have implications on implementation of extended roles. The findings from the initial qualitative stage were incorporated into a national survey of community pharmacists. A number of interrelated factors were found to be important including work practices, financial considerations, people's expectations, relationships with GPs and pharmacists' own definitions of their roles. These findings are explained in terms of the progressive division of labour in the market for the provision of health care. Recommendations are made for extending the role of the community pharmacist
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Pharmacists; Promotion; Medicines; Prescribing Medical care Pharmacology